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Oxen at the Gate

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1939 (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 two oxen pulling a cart being driven by a man. In the background of the image is a stone building with a large arched entrance and a bell house. Another figure is standing in the arched entrance.


1939 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Carbon print.

Marks and inscriptions

'Royal Photographic Society/ Alexander Keighley Collection 1948/ Title: Oxen at the Gate/ Process: Carbon/ Date: 1939/ No. AK 108'
Printed and completed in ink.

'Alex Keighley'
Handwritten in pencil on lower right corner of image.


Height: 605 mm mount, Width: 504 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'Oxen at the Gate', carbon print, 1939


Carbon process; Photography


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


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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