Boy novice monk

Boy novice monk

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

Image for comparison


Image in Album

[view record]

Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 8th 1936


Lhasa Area > Sera

Accession number


Boy novice monk in Sera Monastery

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.4.21 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - No caption has been written beneath the image but it has been annotated with a pencil-drawn asterisk
[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]: 'V small monk and 2 others moved [Sera] '; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘24/3 - A small boy monk at Drepung monastery’ [NB: This image was actually taken at Sera] [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]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Same person as in 1998.131.203. Images prefixed with 'C.4.' seem all to have been taken during September and early October 1936 and comprise a group of negatives containing images of soldiers, turning prayer wheel, horns and rock paintings, paintings, Dr Morgan and mission hospital, beggar with skull and drum, monks outside Sera, a meat seller, and water tanks [MS 13/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Boy novice monk" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

For more information about photographic usage or to order prints, please visit the The British Museum.

© The British Museum