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Artist Name:

David Octavius Hill

Nationality & Life Dates:

Scottish, 1802–1870

Title:

Three Girls

Date:

ca. 1848

Medium:

Calotype

Dimensions:

8 x 5 5/8 inches

Credit Line:

Purchase with funds from a Friend of the Museum

Accession Number:

74.136

Currently Not on View
David Octavius Hill worked closely with Robert Adamson and together, as Hill and Adamson, they were the most sought after portrait photographers of the mid 1800s. At a time when photography was still struggling to find an identity as both a method of documentation and an artistic practice, Hill firmly insisted that photography was an art. His work had a notable impact on photographic practice because of his avant-garde understanding of the medium and he would later inspire and influence photographer Alfred Stieglitz.



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