Dining room in Tsarong's house

Dining room in Tsarong's house

1998.131.483 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 14th 1936

Named Person

Tsarong Dzasa


Lhasa > Tsarong House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 111

The dining room in Tsarong's house. Furnished in English style. Tsarong and two ladies sitting at the table. Family photograph in wooden frame hanging from upper part of far wall. Gramophone player beneath

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Mrs Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

C.9.13 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'C-9-13' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom right hand corner [MS 28/03/2006]

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]: 'Tsarong’s dining room - nearer' [MS 28/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.9' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Tsarong’s family and his house, a Tibetan stove, preparing paint for Potala and camels. The date is not certain, but it seems most likely that these images of Tsarong and his family were taken on September 14th when dinner was held there on the occasion of the departure of Brigadier Neame [MS 28/03/2006]

Other Information - "Another room of the house is furnished in English style with a heavy wooden dining-table, sideboard and chairs. On the walls are family photographs in heavy frames. But the majority of the rooms are Tibetan and are furnished with low divans and carved and lacquered tables" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p. 105] [MS 28/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dining room in Tsarong's house" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.483.html>.

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