|Dates: ||1816 - ?|
Dudgeon is a common name in Scotland, so attempts to identify a “Miss Dudgeon of Edinburgh” are fraught with difficulty. The Royal Scottish Academy received a donation of salt prints from waxed-paper negatives, landscapes of Dunkeld and Birnam taken in 1853. They are initialed “JWD f” and are additionally annotated as having been taken by Miss Dudgeon of Edinburgh. “JWD” is almost certainly John William Dudgeon, a Scottish-born calotypist who was based in London. Patrick Dudgeon of Kailzie Mansion House had three sisters, and of these, the unmarried Elizabeth Jane lived with her father, retired General Peter Dudgeon, in Edinburgh. Nothing further is known of Miss Dudgeon or her photographs.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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