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19th & 20th Century Photographs

 
  Lot 65
 

Dr. John Adamson (1801-1870)

Dr. John Adamson (1801-1870)

PORTRAIT OF ROBERT ADAMSON c.1841, Calotype print, image size, 115 x 110mm, pasted onto contemporary album leaf

Reference:

Very similar composition to this image housed in University of Edinburgh shelfmark: Df.1.48

Also National Galleries of Scotland ‘Portrait of Robert Adamson’ by John Adamson Shelfmark: PGP HA 13

Same bust of Cupid used in a portrait of Elizabeth Rigby, who he met in 1842. The portrait was taken 1845.

Provenance:

Sotheby’s 1997, Lot 50, An album filled with approx 100 salt prints by Hill and Adamson and John Forbes White

Estimated at £1,500 - £2,000


 

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