At the Minnow Pool: Arthur, John Hope, and Sophia Finlay
Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)
David Octavius Hill (British, Perth, Scotland 1802–1870 Edinburgh, Scotland)
Robert Adamson (British, St. Andrews, Scotland 1821–1848 St. Andrews, Scotland)
Salted paper print from paper negative
20.3 x 15.1 cm (8 x 5 15/16 in. )
The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Jennifer and Joseph Duke, and Harriette and Noel Levine Gifts, 1997
Not on view
The three young anglers, Arthur, John Hope, and Sophia Finlay, were the children of Hill's niece, and their hidden fishing hole may well have been in the garden of Adamson's Rock House, where he and Hill had their studio.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on mount: "The Finlay Children"; 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]
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The History of Photography from California Collections," January 1, 1989–February 1, 1989.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Inventing a New Art: Early Photographs from the Rubel Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 1, 1999–September 19, 1999.
Thackrey, Sean. Masterworks of Photography from the Rubel Collection. Sacramento: Crocker Art Museum, 1982. pl. 15.
Schaaf, Larry J. Sun Pictures, Catalogue Eight: The Rubel Collection. Sun Pictures. New York: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, 1997. p. 35.
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. 12.