About this artwork

Buckham was the leading aerial photographer of his day and was renowned for his atmospheric shots of the landscape. He felt that the most spectacular cloud formations and theatrical light could be captured on “stormy days, with bursts of sunshine and occasional showers of rain”. This image shows Captain Jordan flying his ‘Black Camel’ biplane at very close proximity to Buckham’s aircraft. Taken over the landscape around Rosyth, this was near to where Buckham crashed for the ninth time in 1918 and sustained serious injuries .

  • title:
    Sunshine, and Showers
  • accession number:
    PGP 197.11
  • artist:
    Alfred G. Buckham (1879 - 1956)
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  • materials:
    Silver gelatine print
  • date created:
    About 1920
  • measurements:
    45.50 x 37.70 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund 2008
  • copyright:
    © RICHARD AND JOHN BUCKHAM

Alfred G. Buckham

Alfred G. Buckham