Portrait of Thutob Namgyal

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Description: A framed portrait of Chogyal Thutob Namgyal (1860-1914). He is sitting face sideways on (to hide a hare-lip), the mouth area has also been painted over. He is wearing a Tibetan style silk brocade robe with long sleeves and three British India insignia. He wears a Tibetan style summer hat with silk fringing, a large finial and a large tassle, extending beyond the neck. He is seated on a European-style chair, that is placed on a tiger rug, in front of a photography studio painted backdrop. The portrait is signed and dated.

Place collected: Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
Date collected: 1912
Measurements: Overall: 410 mm x 270 mm x 30 mm; 16 1/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 1 3/16 in
Type: Photography

Note: Curator's note: Photograph taken by Th, Parr, Darjeeling. Information courtesy of Anna Balicki, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok, Sikkim Written by Emma Martin
Accession no: 50.31.135

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