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    Artist Name:

    David Octavius Hill

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Scottish, 1802–1870


    Three Girls


    ca. 1848




    8 x 5 5/8 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from a Friend of the Museum

    Accession Number:


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    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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