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David Octavius Hill, 1802 - 1870. Artist and pioneer photographer
9 x 6 cm
National Galleries of Scotland
Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell, 1985, Accession number: PGP R 169.1
Curatorial description (Accessed: 30 November 2018)
David Octavius Hill was a respected painter and secretary of the Royal Scottish Academy. He is best known for his famous photography partnership with Robert Adamson from 1843-1846, which is considered to have transformed photography into an art form. Their work greatly influenced later practice in the medium. A sociable and cheerful man, Hill was a much loved figure within Edinburgh society.