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The Fishermans' Island

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Lake Maggiore (photographed)

  • Date:

    1933 (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 figure laying out fishing nets on the shore of a lake. A boat is visible on the left of the image and across the lake a collection of buildings, including a church tower, is visible.

Place of Origin

Lake Maggiore (photographed)


1933 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Carbon print

Marks and inscriptions

'Royal Photographic Society/ Alexander Keighley Collection 1948/ Title: The Fishermans' Island/ Process: Carbon Date: 1933/ No. 84'
Printed label completed in ink on verso.

'Given to the society 1947 by the Exors of Alex Keighley Hon Fellow (died 1947)/ Bairstow's Catalogue N° 84.'


Width: 506 mm mount, Height: 405 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'The Fishermans' Island', carbon print, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 1933


Carbon process; Photography


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Landscapes


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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