View from Drepung

View from Drepung

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

August 30th 1936


Lhasa Area > Drepung

Accession number


Left side of a two part panorama of views south from Drepung Monastery

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

C.2.5 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'View from Drepung' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 26/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others composed as two two-image panoramas around Lhasa on page 65 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]: 'View S from Sera [ sic Drepung]'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘32/1 - View from near Sera Monastery across Kyi Chu valley above Lhasa’ [NB: the incorrect identification of 'Sera' has been repeated in the second handlist; it was in fact a view from Drepung] [MS 26/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: It has been possible to identify this image because of the number printed on the bottom of the negative. It relates to the group of images prefixed 'C.2.' which comprise a group of negatives containing images of the treasurer, a panorama from Drepung, views from Sera and Nechung monastery. They seem all to have been taken on August 30th 1936 [MS 12/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View from Drepung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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