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Elizabeth Johnstone, Seated Newhaven Fishwife

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The early history of photography in Edinburgh is distinguished by the remarkable partnership between the painter David Octavius Hill and the engineer Robert Adamson, who brought Talbot's calotype, or paper negative, process to an artistic summit. The quiet dignity of this portrait of Elizabeth...

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Provenance

William and Deborah Struve, East Haddam, CT; purchased September 1974.

Credit Line

Purchased with funds given by David Bakalar

1843–48

Dimensions

Image: 21.27 x 15.87 cm (8 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.) Mount: 37.5 x 26.0 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1974.469

Medium or Technique

Photograph, salt print from calotype negative

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