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Robert Adamson (1821-1848), Pioneer photographer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 381 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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P6(181)

Robert Adamson

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

P6(35)

Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(35)

P6(55)

Sir William Allan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(55)

P6(43)

Sir Wyndham Carmichael Anstruther, 7th Bt

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(43)

P6(176)

The Gowan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(176)

P6(177)

Mary McCandlish; Margaret Arkley (née McCandlish)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(177)

P6(36)

James Aytoun

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(36)

P6(207)

Jeanie Wilson

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(207)

P6(82)

James Ballantyne

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(82)

P6(95)

James Ballantyne

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(95)

P6(141)

Edinburgh Ale

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(141)

P6(143)

A Discussion

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(143)

P6(105)

Study for...the first General Assembly of the Free Church

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(105)

P6(170)

Sleeping Child (Miss Bell)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(170)

P6(119)

Isabella Morrison Bell

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(119)

P6(70)

George William Bell

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(70)

P6(64)

Thomas Blizzard Bell

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(64)

P6(104)

Free Church Committee

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(104)

P6(10)

Sir David Brewster

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843
NPG P6(10)