Reproduction of photograph of 13th Dalai Lama

Reproduction of photograph of 13th Dalai Lama

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

November 20th - 22nd 1936

Named Person

13th Dalai Lama

Accession number


A photograph of the 13th Dalai Lama taken in Calcutta in 1910 and copied by Frederick Spencer Chapman in 1936, possibly whilst on a visit to the house of Bhondong Shappe.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

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

Previous Catologue Number

C.13.1 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

This Image also appears in another collection


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'The 13th Dalai Lama' and 'PS44136B' have been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson. In addition a large letter 'P' with an arrow beneath pointing to the photograph and a cross enclosed in an circle (similar to an asterisk) have been written above [MS 12/06/2006]

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]: 'Dalai Lama’s photo over exposed' [MS 12/06/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside two others of the Prime Minister and the Regent on page 23 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 12/06/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.13.' comprise a group of negatives containing images of a photograph of the 13th Dalai Lama, Pendong [Bhondong], the mission hospital group, the Regent’s departure, 5 Kamba beggars, the Ngagchen Rimpoche, Taring Rimpoche. They were taken

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Reproduction of photograph of 13th Dalai Lama" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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