Item #4180 Salt print titled "Prayer." ROBERT ADAMSON DAVID OCTAVIUS HILL.

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

Salt print titled "Prayer."

The arresting salt print titled "Prayer" is a rare image of an early Victorian woman with loose hair photographed between 1843 and 1847. Print measures 6.25 x 8.5 inches, trimmed at the top with rounded corners, newly mounted on archival mat. The mat improves the presentation of the evenly faded print and also protects it. 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."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. Condition: evenly faded.

Item #4180

Price: $1,400.00

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