Light in the Darkness: The Photographs of Hill and Adamson (July 20 to October 22, 1999)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 20 to October 10, 1999
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[Rev Dr Abraham Capadose]
Hill & Adamson (Scottish, active 1843 - 1848)
1843 - 1847
Salted paper print from a Calotype negative
19.4 x 14.3 cm (7 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.)
David Hill and Robert Adamson posed the Reverend Dr. Abraham Capadose in a seated position, grasping a large Bible. Capadose, a physician and a Calvinist writer from The Hague, in the Netherlands, joined the Free Church of Scotland. Its supporters came from all over the world. Hill probably used this print as the basis of the minister's portrait in his painting, The Disruption Picture, where Capadose appears at the extreme right.
Ford, Colin, ed. and Roy Strong. An Early Victorian Album: The Photographic Masterpieces (1843-1847) of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson (New York: Knopf, 1976), p. 79.