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The Rest is Silence

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1909 (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 road lined with cyprus trees. The road begins in the foreground of the image and retreats into the background, with hills and sky visible.


1909 (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 Rest is Silence/ Process: Carbon/ Date: 1909/ No. AK 14'
Printed and completed in ink.

'Alex Keighley'
Handwritten in ink on lower right of image.


Height: 630 mm mount, Width: 505 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'The Rest is Silence', carbon print, 1909


Carbon process; Photography


The Royal Photographic Society; Photographs; Portraits; RPS Digitisation Project


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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