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Hill, David Octavius and Robert Adamson (1802-1870 and 1821-1848)Miss Crampton

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"Miss Crampton". 1843-47/printed circa 1895. Albumen print from a paper negative, printed by James Craig Annan (?). 20 x 14,1 cm (38 x 26,9 cm). Mounted to cream colored board (light foxing and time staining along edges), annotated in pencil in an unknown hand on mount verso.

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, pioneers of Scottish photography, formed a groundbreaking partnership in 1843, establishing Scotland's first photography studio. Renowned for their portrait work, Adamson's expertise in composition and lighting complemented Hill's skill in handling the camera, resulting in captivating and nuanced images of notable Scottish figures. Their collaborative efforts produced a significant body of work, capturing the essence of their subjects with remarkable sensitivity and contributing to the early development of artistic photography. – Silver mirroring in dark areas of print, some surface scuff marks, otherwise a strong print in good condition.

Lit.: Katherine Michaelson. A Centenary Exhibition of the Work of David Octavius Hill 1802-1870 and Robert Adamson (1821- 1848). Edinburgh 1970, ill. p. 117.

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"Miss Crampton". 1843-47/printed circa 1895. Albumen print from a paper negative, printed by James Craig Annan (?). 20 x 14,1 cm (38 x 26,9 cm). Mounted to cream colored board (light foxing and time staining along edges), annotated in pencil in an unknown hand on mount verso.

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, pioneers of Scottish photography, formed a groundbreaking partnership in 1843, establishing Scotland's first photography studio. Renowned for their portrait work, Adamson's expertise in composition and lighting complemented Hill's skill in handling the camera, resulting in captivating and nuanced images of notable Scottish figures. Their collaborative efforts produced a significant body of work, capturing the essence of their subjects with remarkable sensitivity and contributing to the early development of artistic photography. – Silver mirroring in dark areas of print, some surface scuff marks, otherwise a strong print in good condition.

Lit.: Katherine Michaelson. A Centenary Exhibition of the Work of David Octavius Hill 1802-1870 and Robert Adamson (1821- 1848). Edinburgh 1970, ill. p. 117.

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