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Lot 1: HILL, DAVID OCTAVIUS (1802-1870)/ADAMSON, ROBERT (1821-1848)
IMPORTANT 19TH & 20TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHSPlatinum House
October 19, 2004
New York, NY, USA
Description: Man posing with a book. Salted paper print from calotype negative, 6 1/4x4 3/4 inches (15.9x12.1 cm.), with notations, in pencil, and a Royal Scottish Academy monogram hand stamp on mount recto. Circa 1845
Notes: The Royal Scottish Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1826 and was granted a royal charter in 1839. David Octavius Hill was a founding member of the Academy and, in 1852, donated a group of presentation albums containing calotypes of his work. The photographs were de-accessioned in 1977.