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Filename: aa069829.jpg

Size: 4200 x 4485 (5.3MB)

Date: 17th April 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Geese a069829

A farmyard view of three white geese watched by some cattle from behind a wooden fence, with woodland in the background. Photographed in the Chichester area, West Sussex. John Gay. Date range: 1950 - 1965

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Animal Rural Water Fowl


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> Animal Magic > Animals: Birds

> Animal Magic > Animals: Farm Animals

> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > John Gay Collection (1945-1990)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1900s - 1910s

> Landscapes > Farming and rural economy > Livestock


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print by John Gay transports us back to a simpler time in rural West Sussex. The scene depicts a picturesque farmyard view, where three elegant white geese gracefully roam under the watchful eyes of some curious cattle. Behind them, a sturdy wooden fence separates the animals from the enchanting woodland that stretches into the distance. The composition exudes tranquility and harmony as nature's inhabitants coexist peacefully within this idyllic countryside setting. The geese, with their long necks held high, seem to be engaged in an animated conversation while grazing on the lush green grass. Meanwhile, the cattle observe their feathered companions with gentle curiosity from behind the rustic fence. John Gay's skillful capture not only showcases his talent for framing beautiful moments but also highlights his deep appreciation for rural life and its inherent charm. This photograph encapsulates a timeless connection between humans, animals, and nature itself – reminding us of our shared existence within this vast tapestry of life. As we gaze upon this remarkable image, we are transported to an era when simplicity reigned supreme and daily routines were intertwined with natural rhythms. It serves as a poignant reminder of our roots and invites us to reflect on how these humble scenes have shaped our collective heritage throughout history.

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