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The River Bank

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1929 (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 river bank. on the right of the image is a tree and small boat, with three figures on the right on the image washing clothes in the river. In the background of the image across the rivier are various buildings.


1929 (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 River Bank/ Process: Carbon Date: 1936/ No. 201'
Printed and completed in ink on verso.

'The River Bank (HB. Catalogue N°201)/ by Alex Keighley Hon FRPS/ Presented to the RPS by the Executors of Alex Keightly 1947.'
Handwritten in ink on verso.


Width: 491 mm mount, Height: 353 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'The River Bank', carbon print, 1929


Carbon process; Photography


Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; Landscapes


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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