Fresco on roof of Norbu Lingka stables

Fresco on roof of Norbu Lingka stables

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 16th 1936?


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka > Stables

Accession number


Fresco on roof of Norbu Lingka stables

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

CL.5 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others of artistic achievements in the Norbu Lingka on page 48 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 26/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Man with elephant on r. [roof] of stable entrance [Norbu Lingka stables]' [MS 26/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CL' comprise a group of negatives containing images of a wooden pillar, tea pots, Tibetan mastiff, frescoes, lions at lake palace, frescoes in Norbu Lingka stables. They all seem to have been taken on about September 16th 1936 [MS 20/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Fresco on roof of Norbu Lingka stables" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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