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HomeContents > People > Photographers > John F. Dundas

Dates:  1811 - ?
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for John F. Dundas
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
Dundas was a civil engineer based in Edinburgh, a city bound to inspire an interest in photography. In the 1858 exhibition of the Edinburgh Photographic Society, he contributed a calotype, Doorway of Dalmeny Church. No other photographic activity by Dundas has been established thus far. However, an album titled “Aug 1852 - 1856,” associated with James Dundas of Dundas, a financially unsuccessful inventor who was to become the last of the Dundas family, was sold at auction in 1985. It is possible that there was a distant relationship between these two men, and therefore a mutual influence. 
  
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
  
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