Ninely and Nine

Collection of (National Media Museum (Joseph Gale (1830-1906)


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  • 'Playingwithbrushes' PRO 7y

    This is the most fantastic photo..
  • zensmom1 PRO 7y

    I absolutely love this! Wonderful!
  • BobMeade 7y

    Compare to this photograph of A Swagman:

    A Swagman by State Records NSW
  • Pixel Wrangler 6y

    @ National Media Museum – Typo in title: Ninely

    From Science & Society Picture Library:

    "A photograph titled 'Ninety and Nine', showing an elderly shepherd carrying a lamb and holding a crook, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in 1890. This image of rustic life shows a shepherd resting at a gate to his field, a lamb under his arm. His faithful sheep-dog waits in the background for his master's next command.

    " 'Ninety and Nine' is a Biblical reference. The Gospel writer, Matthew, recounts Jesus' parable, 'The Lost Sheep' — about a shepherd with a 100 sheep who goes out to look for the one sheep that had gone missing. Joseph Gale specialised in naturalistic photographs of rural life and figures in landscapes. He was one of the first members of the Linked Ring Brotherhood and was also a member of the Royal Photographic Society."
  • Laércio Soares 6y

    Laércio Soares
  • vivalu 6y

    A idéia do fotógrafo foi, com certeza, moldada na figura do Bom Pastor ! Magnífica !
  • Antofa 6y

    Really lovely composition and detail in this.
  • marylea PRO 6y

    This is a fabulous portrait. The farmer holding the sheep; the dog watching the sheep. The composition is perfect.
  • Julka2009...(mostly off) PRO 6y

    How beautiful...!!
  • Happy days 09 PRO 6y

    How wonderful to go back in time, beautiful composition
  • Andreas Ulvo 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Elusive Portraits - Poetic portrait photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Dushan Hadnadjev 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Shepherds [Post 1 - Award 2 or more], and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Please add your great work to group:


    Shepherds Group
    Post 1 - Award 2
  • Jamie 5y

    Loving this...the curve of his walking stick, the dog in the background, the sweet expression...reminds me of Jesus. :)
  • karonshis 5y

    love this!!!
  • G1UL1A 4y

    That's the best photo I've ever seen. I'm not kidding.
  • monkeykillzjim 4y

  • Dawn PRO 3y

    Brings to mind Thomas Hardy...
  • mambo1935 3y

    good portrait!
  • Danny Higgins PRO 3y

    Wonderful photo.
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Taken sometime in 1890
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