Dumbarton Presbytery, between 1843 and 1847

  • Robert Adamson, Scottish, 1821 - 1848
  • David Octavius Hill, Scottish, 1802 - 1870

Calotype

  • Framed: Image: 5 3/4 × 7 3/4 inches (14.6 × 19.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund

F81.61

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Calotype
  • Photographic paper
  • Books
  • Portrait
  • Carbon print
  • Calotype
  • Men
  • Scotland

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, top right: Dumbarton Portrait [illegible] in book Inscribed, in pencil, on verso, centered: h/o [illegible]

Provenance

(Daniel Katz, London, England); 1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Bruce, D. Sun Pictures, the Hill-Adamson Calotypes. Greenwich, Colorado, 1973, pp. 38-39 (ill.). Stevenson, S. "The Calotype Photographs of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Bulletin of the DIA 66, no. 4 (1991): pp. 30-41 (fig. 2).

Rights Status

Robert Adamson; David Octavius Hill, Dumbarton Presbytery, between 1843 and 1847, calotype. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, F81.61.