© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie; David Octavius Hill
by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson Click on the links below to find out more
calotype, circa 1845
8 in. x 6 in. (202 mm x 153 mm)
Given by Scottish National Portrait Gallery: Edinburgh: UK, 1970
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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