Chiri Sur and Tamba in Lhasa valley

Chiri Sur and Tamba in Lhasa valley

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

August - October 1936?


Lhasa Area > Chiri Sur

Accession number


A distant view possibly of Chiri Sur and Tamba taken from an elevated vantage point in the surrounding mountains. A religious structure called a chorten can be seen on the left of the estate, close to a path on which many people are walking. There are mountains in the middle distance and in the background. An enclosed park can be seen at the rear of the manor house. Chapman was well known for his physical prowess and enjoyed climbing mountains to take images of the landscape from high vantage points, often using a telephoto lens

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

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

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'F. S. Chapman' has been written in pencil in the bottom left hand corner of the contact print. '631' has been stamped onto the back of the print in red ink. The print has been made with Velox paper [MS 14/1/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image may have been taken in the period August to early October 1936 because of the way in which rain clouds are gathering in the distance. Heavy rain was most common at this time [MS 12/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chiri Sur and Tamba in Lhasa valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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