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A Gleam of Light

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    West Yorkshire (photographed)

  • Date:

    1928 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keighley, Alexander, born 1861 - died 1947 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carbon print

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 356

Physical description

Monochrome photograph mounted on card depicting a shaft of light in a forest scene, with one trees leaves particularly illuminated.

Place of Origin

West Yorkshire (photographed)


1928 (photographed)


Keighley, Alexander, born 1861 - died 1947 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Carbon print

Marks and inscriptions

'A Gleam of Light- (Steeton Gill) / by Alexander Keighley Hon FRPS/ Carbon Print 1928'
Handwritten in pencil and ink on verso.


Width: 400 mm mount, Height: 507 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'A Gleam of Light', Steeton, West Yorkshire, carbon print, 1928


Carbon process; Photography


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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