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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


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.


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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