Ninely and Nine

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

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  1. 'Playingwithbrushes' 64 months ago | reply

    This is the most fantastic photo..

  2. zensmom1 64 months ago | reply

    I absolutely love this! Wonderful!

  3. Pixel Wrangler 63 months ago | reply

    @ 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."

  4. Laércio Soares 61 months ago | reply

    Laércio Soares

  5. vivalu 60 months ago | reply

    A idéia do fotógrafo foi, com certeza, moldada na figura do Bom Pastor ! Magnífica !

  6. Antofa 55 months ago | reply

    Really lovely composition and detail in this.

  7. marylea 53 months ago | reply

    This is a fabulous portrait. The farmer holding the sheep; the dog watching the sheep. The composition is perfect.

  8. Happy days 09 51 months ago | reply

    How wonderful to go back in time, beautiful composition

  9. Andreas Ulvo 51 months ago | reply

    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!

  10. Dushan B. Hadnadjev [slowly back] 50 months ago | reply

    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

  11. patoody 45 months ago | reply

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

  12. G1UL1A 36 months ago | reply

    That's the best photo I've ever seen. I'm not kidding.

  13. Rattling On 22 months ago | reply

    Brings to mind Thomas Hardy...

  14. mambo1935 21 months ago | reply

    good portrait!

  15. Dan around town 20 months ago | reply

    Wonderful photo.

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