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Gordale Scar, Malham

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    North Yorkshire (photographed)

  • Date:

    1923 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carbon process.

  • 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 1270

Physical description

Monochrome photograph mounted on card depicting a scene of sheer rocky cliffs, in the left foreground of the image a large bush can be seen growing out of the cliff face.

Place of Origin

North Yorkshire (photographed)


1923 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Carbon process.

Marks and inscriptions

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

'Royal Photographic Society/ Alexander Keighley Collection 1948/ Title: Gordale Scar, Malham/ Process: Carbon/ Date: 1923/ No. 43A AK'
Printed and completed in ink on verso.


Width: 599 mm mount, Height: 498 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'Gordale Scar, Malham', North Yorkshire, carbon print, 1923


Carbon process; Photography


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


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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