'Horses drinking at pond', c 1890.
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A photograph of two horses drinking from a pond, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in about 1890. The light, the stillness of the water and the accompanying man's rolled up sleeves and straw hat suggest a hot summer day. 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.