Details

Title

Three Girls

Artist/Maker

David Octavius Hill (Scottish, 1802–1870)

Date

ca. 1848

Medium

Calotype

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase with funds from a Friend of the Museum

Accession #

74.136

On View

Currently not on view

David Octavius Hill worked closely with Robert Adamson and together, as Hill and Adamson, they were the most sought after portrait photographers of the mid 1800s. At a time when photography was still struggling to find an identity as both a method of documentation and an artistic practice, Hill firmly insisted that photography was an art. His work had a notable impact on photographic practice because of his avant-garde understanding of the medium and he would later inspire and influence photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

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