Reting Regent departs for Samye

Reting Regent departs for Samye

2001.35.288.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 6th 1936


Lhasa Area >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

82 x 104 mm

The Regent departing for his tour to Samye monastery in October 1936. His entourage can be seen loading the boats for his journey

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number

C.16.4 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'ink no: 76; pencil no: C16/4; , blue no: '; from an envelope marked 'Scenes from Regent's tour'. [KC 14/08/2006]

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]: 'Regent embarking' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.16' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Regent’s boat waiting for his departure, a mission picnic, the Potala, old beggar monk and Chinese lions at Trapchi. They seem to have been taken during the period October 6th - 17th 1936, although many were used to illustrate the Mission Diary for November 1936 [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Reting Regent departs for Samye" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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