DAC Collection Artist Information
Hill & Adamson
Scottish photography studio
Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
In 1843 David Octavius Hill (1802-1870) joined Robert Adamson (1821-1848) in partnership at Rock House on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland. Adamson was responsible for taking the photographs and the technical processes and Hill was the artistic director who looked after costuming and arranging the sitters. The partnership lasted until Adamson's death in 1848. Hill ran the studio for a few months afterwards but soon abandoned photography for painting. The studio specialized in producing reference material for painters, landscape views, and most notably portraiture.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500041217.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Hill & Adamson:
|Hill & Adamson||Principal Robert Haldane, 1912||Photogravure|
|Hill & Adamson||Girl in Straw Hat, 1912||Photogravure on thin tissue paper|
|Hill & Adamson||Mr. Rintoul, Editor “Spectator”, 1912||Photogravure|
|Hill & Adamson||The Bird-Cage, 1909||Photogravure from a calotype negative|
|Hill & Adamson||The Marquis of Northampton, 1909||Photogravure from a calotype negative|
|Hill & Adamson||Lady Ruthven, 1905||Photogravure from a calotype negative|
|Hill & Adamson||The Fishergate, North Street, St. Andrews, 1909||Photogravure from a calotype negative|
|Hill & Adamson||Handyside Ritchie and Wm. Henning, 1912||Photogravure from a calotype negative|
|David Young Cameron after Hill & Adamson||Old Age, 1891||Etching on laid paper|
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