|Dates: ||1811 - ?|
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)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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