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Item Details
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Culture
England, 19th century
Title
Scots Guards at Edinburgh Castle
Work Type
Photograph
Date
1846
Material
salted paper print from calotype negative
Measurements
Image: 14 x 19.5 cm (5 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.); Matted: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)
Description
Painted group portraits required each individual to sit for the artist, whereas the camera captured a detailed likeness of each face at once. Photography became an incredibly useful tool for artists tasked with producing group portraits. It was Hill’s desire to paint a contemporary historical event requiring the accurate depiction of more than 450 ministers that led him to contact Adamson, who had just become Edinburgh’s first professional photographer making paper prints. This portrait shows members of the 42nd Gordon Highlanders unit of the Scots Guards.
Written in pencil on recto: "H / 4 / 72"
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PH - British 19th Century
Department: Photography
Provenance: David Octavius Hill
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
David Octavius Hill; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1987.17_full.tif
SSID
24619019

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