Three Monks in Lhasa

Three Monks in Lhasa

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

October 2nd 1936



Accession number


Three monks in tall hats in Lhasa. A small child between two older monks, one of which carries a staff

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.6.8 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Nying Pa monks' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson. It also has a pencil-drawn asterisk above it [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 2 others of monks on page 34 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

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]: 'Yellow hats 3. full size (bit thin)' [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.6' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Trimon and 4th/5th rank officials, Amir Khan and staff, Ringang, lunch party, Yellow Hat Monks, Potala views, Norbhu Lingka stables. They all seem to have been taken between October 1st - 3rd 1936. This image has also been included in a group called 'City and People' in his handlist [MS 18/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Three Monks in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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