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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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