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Robert Adamson

(1821-1848), Pioneer photographer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 382 portraits
Younger brother of Dr. John Adamson. Robert Adamson had a Callotype studio at Rock House, Edinburgh. In 1843 he began a partnership with David Octavius Hill lasting until 1847. In 1845 the pair exhibited ten calotypes at the Royal Scottish Academy. Hill's projects to publish their work were not realised due to the ill health of Adamson, who died in January 1848.

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Robert Adamson, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(181)

Robert Adamson

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(181)

The Adamson Family, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(153)

The Adamson Family

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1844-1845
NPG P6(153)

Robert Adamson, after David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG Ax29501

Robert Adamson

after David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
halftone reproduction, 1843-1848; published 1928
NPG Ax29501

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