Old monk in Lhasa

Old monk in Lhasa

1998.131.274 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 19th 1936?



Accession number


Image Dimensions

166 x 125 mm

Old Lhasa monk. Seems to have a sling tied round his back for carrying something. Appears to be holding a staff, which can be seen in the bottom right hand corner. The bottom right corner of the original image from which this copy was made appears to have been damaged

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

CQ.38 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The reference 'C-Q-38' has been written on the back of the print. A small, encircled number '4' has also been written in pencil in the bottom right hand corner of the back of the print [MS 18/2/2005]

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]: 'Old beggar' [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CQ' comprise a group of negatives containing images of beggars, Kundeling monastery, Potala, telephoto views of Potala, Tibetan dancers, Tibetan band, dancing girls, Tibetan telegraph master, female 'body cutters', old city magistrate and an Austin car. They seem to have been taken during the period September 17th - 19th 1936 [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Old monk in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.274.html>.

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