About this object

A studio portrait of Sidkyong Tulku taken by Johnston and Hoffman. The sitter sits with arm resting on a European style side table with legs crossed. The frame is painted and decorated in a Tibetan style. It is signed by Sidkyong Tulku at the bottom right of the photograph in roman script.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Kolkata
  • Date made
    1910 - 1914
  • Materials
    Glass; Pigment; 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
    1910 - 1914
  • Measurements
    292 mm x 243 mm x 11 mm; 11 1/2 in x 9 9/16 in x 7/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Possibly taken in 1910 during visit to Calcutta with Dalai Lama's entourage. Johnston and Hoffman took several portraits at this time and at the Delhi Durbar in 1911. Although a similar style portrait of his Father Thutob Namgyal in 1912, could also give a possible date. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell ( Collector); Sidkyong Tulku ( sitter)
Object view = Humanities
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