About this object

A group portrait by Harrington Company of the 9th Chogyal (or King) Thutob Namgyal (side facing due to his hare lip) and the 10th Chogyal Sidkyong Tulku. Both are seated on a sofa. Behind them stand several important landlords and officials, including Lobzang Choden and Jerung Dewan.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Photography
  • Culture
    Sikkimese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Glass; Paper Plant; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1914
  • Measurements
    350 mm x 427 mm x 17 mm; 13 3/4 in x 16 13/16 in x 11/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This image seems to have been taken several years before the Delhi Durbar of 1911. Sidkyong Tulku particularly, looks several years younger. The location of the photograph has not yet been established, although there is an argument to say that the window panes seen to the right of the photograph resemble the exterior of the palace in Gangtok. Harrington had offices in Calcutta and Darjeeling, so these are also potential sites.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector); Thutob Namgyal (sitter); Sidkyong Tulku (sitter)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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