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  • Date:

    1937 (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 two figures in robes beside a river in a wooded area. One of the figures is bending down and there are a number of possibly round stones on the floor at their feet.


1937 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Carbon process.

Marks and inscriptions

'Royal Photographic Society/ Alexander Keighley Collection 1948/ Title: The Sheik/ Process: Carbon/ Date: 1937/ No. 117 AK'
Printed and completed in ink on verso.


Width: 504 mm mount, Height: 630 mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Alexander Keighley, 'The Sheik', carbon print, 1937


Carbon process; Photography


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


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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