Group of aerial photographs by Alfred Buckham

This is a group of 20 prints chosen from Captain Buckham's own exhibition prints.


Details

Category:
Landscape
Medium:
Silver gelatine photograph Dimensions: Each 40 x 50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £90,000)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Richard and John Buckham

Captain Buckham was head of aerial reconnaissance during the First World War, based in Scotland. He continued to work as an aerial photographer after the war and his photography has an underlying heroism. However it is also remarkable for an originality of vision offered by the new view of the world, which refers back to a Romantic tradition.

Provenance

The artist's family.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

Entry details

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