Photographic prints by David Octavius Hill

All 9 photographs result from the collaboration of Hill and Robert Adamson before Adamson's early death in 1848 using the calotype process developed by Henry Fox Talbot in 1839.


Salted paper prints
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £39,000)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

1) St. Andrew's Harbour; 2) Mary Hamilton, Lady Ruthven; 3) Burnside, Fife; 4) The Fishergate, St. Andrew's; 5) Rev. Dr. James Brewster; 6) Mrs Anna Jamieson; 7) Rev. Dr. Thomas Chalmers; 8) Scott Monument, Edinburgh, during construction; 9) Roslin Chapel.

Artists include


Robert Carfrae collection.

Venue details

University of St Andrews Library North Street, St Andrews KY16 9TR 01334 462339

Entry details

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