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John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie; David Octavius Hill

17 of 22 portraits of David Octavius Hill

John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie; David Octavius Hill, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson, circa 1845 - NPG x18781 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie; David Octavius Hill

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1845
8 in. x 6 in. (202 mm x 153 mm)
Given by Scottish National Portrait Gallery: Edinburgh: UK, 1970
Photographs Collection
NPG x18781


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Sittersback to top

  • John Henning (1771-1851), Sculptor. Sitter in 19 portraits, Artist of 7 portraits.
  • David Octavius Hill (1802-1870), Landscape and portrait painter; pioneer photographer. Sitter associated with 22 portraits, Artist associated with 382 portraits.
  • Alexander Handyside Ritchie (1804-1870), Sculptor. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Robert Adamson (1821-1848), Pioneer photographer. Artist associated with 382 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • David Octavius Hill (1802-1870), Landscape and portrait painter; pioneer photographer. Artist associated with 382 portraits, Sitter associated with 22 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Using the calotype process, the Edinburgh partnership of Hill and Adamson produced some of the earliest photographic portraits. Hill is shown in this photograph with two sculptor friends, Henning and Ritchie.