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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 Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie; David Octavius Hill, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG x18781

John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie; David Octavius Hill

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1845
NPG x18781

Sir John McNeill, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG x18762

Sir John McNeill

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1845
NPG x18762

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William Etty

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x15270

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Master Grierson

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x15271

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John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x15273

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John Murray

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x15275

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Robert Stephen Rintoul

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x15276

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William Scoresby

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x15277

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Miss Burns

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x18495

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David Auld

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18736

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James Aytoun

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18737

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James Ballantyne

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x18738

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John MacLaren Barclay

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x18739

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Isabella Begg (née Burns)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x18740

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Isabella Morrison Bell (née Adamson)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18741

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Miss Bell

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x18742

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Horatius Bonar

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18744

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Abraham Capadose

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18745

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Abraham Capadose

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x18746

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Thomas Chalmers

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18747

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