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Shearing Time

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1940 (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 1268

Physical description

Monochrome photograph mounted on card depicting a man shearing sheep in a country landscape. The man is stood amongst the flock wearing a hat and waistcoat with his shirt sleeves rolled up.


1940 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Carbon print

Marks and inscriptions

Royal Photographic Society/ Alexander Keighley Collection 1948/ Title: Shearing Time/ Process: Carbon/ Date: 1940/ No. AK 89
Printed and completed in ink.

'Alex Keighley'
Handwritten in pencil on mount below image.


Height: 508 mm mount, Width: 608 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'Shearing Time', carbon print, 1940


Carbon process; Photography


The Royal Photographic Society; Photographs; Animals and Wildlife; Agriculture; Portraits; RPS Digitisation Project


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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