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David Octavius Hill

(1802—1870) painter and photographer


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(1821–48), Scottish photographer, whose partnership in the 1840s was an extraordinary creative collaboration. They met in May 1843, when a formal dispute within the Church of Scotland caused the withdrawal of some 450 ministers, who formed the Free Church of Scotland. Hill greatly admired the action, saw it as morally highly significant, and determined to paint it. Whilst he was engaged in sketching the meetings, he encountered Sir David Brewster, who urged him to consider working with Adamson.

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From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.


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