Tibetan boy with kite

Tibetan boy with kite

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

October 6th 1936


Lhasa > Sho

Accession number


Tibetan boy holding a kite. The hamlet of Sho can be seen in the background.

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

CW.11 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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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]: 'Young monk with kite'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 4: ‘12/3 - Young monk with kite at Lhasa’ [MS 10/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CW' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Regent’s camp, young monk with kite, flailing corn, yaks coming down street, Pargo Kaling, yaks with loads, Kundeling. This list has been identified with the letter ‘W’ rather than CW, unlike most other lists in the archive, but relates to images prefixed with ‘CW’ in the draft album. The list has been written in black ink, unlike the others which are written almost entirely in pencil. This image has also been grouped together in a list of images headed by Chapman in his list "City and People" [MS 10/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tibetan boy with kite" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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