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David Octavius Hill

Photography Studio:
Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)
Artist:
David Octavius Hill (British, Perth, Scotland 1802–1870 Edinburgh, Scotland)
Artist:
Robert Adamson (British, St. Andrews, Scotland 1821–1848 St. Andrews, Scotland)
Date:
ca. 1845
Medium:
Salted paper print from paper negative
Dimensions:
20.2 x 14.6 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1997
Accession Number:
1997.382.8
Not on view
Inscription: Signed by Hill in pencil on mount: "DO Hill"; RSA stamp on mount
From a set of presentation albums assembled and given by David Octavius Hill to the Royal Scottish Academy (1852); deaccessioned by the Royal Scottish Academy (1977); [Thackrey & Robertson, San Francisco]; John Rubel, San Francisco; William Rubel, Santa Cruz, California; [Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs, New York]

Schaaf, Larry J. Sun Pictures, Catalogue Eight: The Rubel Collection. Sun Pictures. New York: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, 1997. p. 23.

Daniel, Malcolm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin: Inventing a New Art: Early Photographs from the Rubel Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art 56, no. 4 (Spring 1999). p. 47.



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