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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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John Harden, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(71)

John Harden

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(71)

John Henning, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(32)

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(32)

John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(24)

John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(24)

John Henning, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(92)

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(92)

The Torso, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(98)

The Torso

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(98)

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, his family, David Octavius Hill and John Henning, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(237)

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, his family, David Octavius Hill and John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(237)

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, his family, David Octavius Hill and John Henning, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(238)

Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, his family, David Octavius Hill and John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(238)

David Octavius Hill, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(1)

David Octavius Hill

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1843
NPG P6(1)

Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(2)

Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(2)

David Octavius Hill; William Borthwick Johnstone, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(100)

David Octavius Hill; William Borthwick Johnstone

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(100)

David Octavius Hill, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(103)

David Octavius Hill

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(103)

'The Morning After' 'He greatly daring dined', by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(155)

'The Morning After' 'He greatly daring dined'

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(155)

The Covenanter's Tomb, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(221)

The Covenanter's Tomb

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(221)

McKenzie's Tomb, Greyfriars, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(228)

McKenzie's Tomb, Greyfriars

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(228)

David Irving, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(77)

David Irving

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843
NPG P6(77)

Anna Brownell Jameson (née Murphy), by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(112)

Anna Brownell Jameson (née Murphy)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(112)

Elizabeth Hall (née Johnstone), by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(193)

Elizabeth Hall (née Johnstone)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(193)

Elizabeth Hall (née Johnstone), by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(195)

Elizabeth Hall (née Johnstone)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(195)

Jeanie Wilson, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(203)

Jeanie Wilson

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(203)

The Monks of Kennaquhair, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(144)

The Monks of Kennaquhair

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(144)

Thomas Henshaw Jones, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(73)

Thomas Henshaw Jones

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(73)

Alexander Keith, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(12)

Alexander Keith

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843
NPG P6(12)

Alexander Keith, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(30)

Alexander Keith

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(30)

Alexander Keith, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(48)

Alexander Keith

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(48)

Miss Kemp, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(121)

Miss Kemp

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(121)

John Lane in an Indian dress, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(149)

John Lane in an Indian dress

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(149)

John Lane in an Indian dress, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(157)

John Lane in an Indian dress

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(157)

Afghan (in fact Moorish) Costume (John Lane; Mr Redding), by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(159)

Afghan (in fact Moorish) Costume (John Lane; Mr Redding)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(159)

The House of Death (William Leighton Leitch), by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(147)

The House of Death (William Leighton Leitch)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(147)

George Lewis, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(99)

George Lewis

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(99)

Jeanie Wilson; Annie Linton, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(200)

Jeanie Wilson; Annie Linton

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(200)

Sandy Linton, his boat and his bairns, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(199)

Sandy Linton, his boat and his bairns

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(199)

Fishermen Ashore, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(215)

Fishermen Ashore

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(215)

Robert Liston, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(19)

Robert Liston

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1843-1847
NPG P6(19)

Robert Liston, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(18)

Robert Liston

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(18)

Robert Liston, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(91)

Robert Liston

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(91)

Willie Liston, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(217)

Willie Liston

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(217)

Elizabeth Logan, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(169)

Elizabeth Logan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(169)

Elizabeth Logan, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(172)

Elizabeth Logan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(172)

Elizabeth Logan, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(178)

Elizabeth Logan

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(178)

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