This image depicts a common subject for pictorialists around the turn of the twentieth century—sheep in a field. Here they are tended by three figures in a landscape with trees and a hill in the distance. London resident Tom Bright was a founding member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood, England’s acclaimed group of pictorialists. An agricultural surveyor by profession, he showed his photographs in the London salons and exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society until at least 1904.
Christian A. Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Notes. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1993