Preparing boat for Regent's departure for Samye

Preparing boat for Regent's departure for Samye

2001.35.290.1 (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 105 mm

Coracles on the banks of the Kyichu river awaiting the Regent and his retinue before he departs for Samye

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.16.1 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Coracles, Kyi-chu; ink no: 85; pencil no: C16/1; , 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’s boat ready for him foreground dull'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 3: ‘13/4 - he [the Regent] crosses the Kyi chu four miles east of Lhasa in a yak hide coracle which is here being got ready’ [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. "Preparing boat for Regent's departure for Samye" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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