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Photograph - The Lesson
  • The Lesson
    Brooking, Alec Richard FRPS, born 1923 - died 1988
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The Lesson

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Wellingborough (photographed)

  • Date:

    1975-1985 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brooking, Alec Richard FRPS, born 1923 - died 1988 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photographic paper on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Margaret Brooking

  • Museum number:

    B.28-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black and white photograph of landscape proportions, mounted on grey card. The image shows a teacher coaching three pupils in tennis techniques (all four carry tennis racquets) out of doors, on a hard court. The teacher, a man with a beard and dark curly hair, is wearing a light-coloured polo shirt and sleeveless jumper with dark tracksuit trousers, white socks and training shoes, and is demonstrating a backhand stroke. To the left of him stand a curly-haired girl wearing a white T-shirt and tennis skirt with training shoes, and a boy with fair hair wearing a long-sleeved white top with white shorts and socks and coloured training shoes. To the right of the teacher is a younger child with short straight hair, who is wearing a short-sleeved white sports shirt with white shorts, socks and training shoes.

Place of Origin

Wellingborough (photographed)

Date

1975-1985 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Brooking, Alec Richard FRPS, born 1923 - died 1988 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Photographic paper on card

Marks and inscriptions

10.
Unknown; upper left corner of mount back; writing; pencil

'THE LESSON'
Textual information; upper left corner of mount back; writing; pencil

ALEC BROOKING/ 3 MEADWAY/ NORTHAMPTON
Maker's identification; upper left corner of mount back; writing; pencil

27/17/10/ 270
Unknown; lower left corner of mount back; writing; pencil

Dimensions

Height: 31.7 cm (image only), Width: 40.1 cm (image only), Height: 31.7 cm (mount), Width: 41 cm (mount)

Object history note

The photograph was taken by Alec Brooking during his career as teacher/ headmaster in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph (a tennis lesson) by Alec Brooking; British, 1975-1985

Production Note

Probably taken at Warwick County Primary School, Wellingborough

Reason For Production: Private

Materials

Photographic paper; Card

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Tennis; Children (people by age group)

Categories

Children & Childhood; Education & Learning; Sport; Photographs

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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