Photograph of David Octavius Hill

Portrait of Perth born David Octavius Hill (1802-1870). The partnership between David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson (1821 - 1848) was formed in Edinburgh in July 1843, just four years after the invention of photography was announced. In an intense few years they produced a remarkable body of work that included portraits, landscapes and social documentary. Their work had an enduring influence on photography worldwide and stands as one of the earliest and most important contributions to the artform.

  • Material/Medium: salted paper print from calotype negative
  • Date: 1843 - 1847
  • Creator: David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson
  • Accession number: 2006.314.2
  • Category: Photography
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