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HomeContents > People > Photographers > William Henry Drummond

Dates:  1810 - 1886
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for William Henry Drummond
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
In 1844, when the young Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert made their second visit to Scotland, the Duke of Atholl turned over Blair Castle to the royal entourage. Drummond, who had taken up calotypy in the early 1840s, was invited and took a number of calotypes to mark the occasion, assembling them into a commemorative album, including an early self-portrait, perhaps one of his first works. No other photographs by Drummond are presently known 
  
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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