Hill (1802-70), Scottish painter; Adamson (1821-48) photographer.

Salt print, "Prayer,", 6.25 x 8.5," newly mounted on archival mat. Our salt print is likely trimmed at the top which is rounded at the top corners and evenly faded. The mat evens out the view of the print and also protects it.

David Brewster taught Adamson the calotype process along with Adamson's brother John. Trained as a chemist, Adamson established a photography studio which the painter, D. O. Hill joined. Known as Hill & Adamson, the studio was in existence between 1843-47. Adamson's untimely death ended the successful partnership. In the short life of their studio, they produced close to 3000 images. Regarded as pioneers in photography, they explored the artistic elements of photography, particularly portraiture. The work of Hill and Adamson continues to be admired.

This photograph was included in Hill and Adamson's, "An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson." We include the reprint from the book. , still very good.

Item #4180

Price: $3,200.00

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