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ID: 500019476
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500019476

 
Record Type: Person
Hill, David Octavius (Scottish painter and photographer, 1802-1870)

Note: In 1821 Hill learned lithography and published a series of landscapes of Perthshire, Scotland. In 1843 Hill decided to use photography to capture the images of the clergymen involved in the disruption of the Church of Scotland to form the Free Church of Scotland, which he used as visual aids for a large oil painting. Since he was unfamiliar with the calotype process he asked Robert Adamson to assist him. In 1843 Hill and Robert Adamson formed a partnership and established a studio at Rock House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland, where Adamson was in charge of photographing and the chemical processes and Hill was artistic director overseeing costumes and arrangement of the sitters. This partnership lasted until the death of Adamson in 1848. Hill abandoned the studio a few months after Adamson's death, giving up photography for painting. Hill returned to photography in the 1850s using the wet plate process. He also collaborated with A. McGlashan (n.d.) from 1860 to 1862 and used the collodion process. He died 17 May 1870. Scottish painter. Comment on works: Landscapes

Names:
Hill, David Octavius (preferred,V,index,LC)
David Octavius Hill (V,display)
Hill, D. O. (V)
Hill, David (V)
D. O. Hill (LU,U)
D.O. Hill (LU,U)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
Scottish (Scots, Scotsman)
Italian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
photographer
lithographer
draftsman

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1843-1870  Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
active:   Perth (Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
partner in ....  Hill & Adamson  1843-1848
..................  (Scottish photography studio, active 1843-1848) [500041217]
partner of ....  Adamson, Robert  1843-1848
..................  (Scottish chemist and photographer, 1821-1848) [500010587]
spouse of ....  Hill, Amelia Robertson  
................  (Scottish sculptor, 1820-1904) [500020807]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Hill, David Octavius (I)

Biographies:
(Scottish painter and photographer, 1802-1870) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British painter, photographer, 1802-1870) ..... [BHA]
(Scottish photographer, painter and lithographer; born Perth (Scotland, United Kingdom), 1802; died Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom), 1870) ..... [CCA]
(Scottish draughtsman, 1802-1870) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Scottish, 1802-1870 (also David Octavius Hill and Robert) ..... [JPGM]
(Scottish, 1802-1870 (also David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson)) ..... [JPGM]
(British artist, 1802-1870) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, 1802-1870) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, 1802-1870) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(British painter, 1802-1870) ..... [AVERY]
(British artist, 1802-1870) ..... [PROV]
(artist, 1802-1870) ..... [GRL]
(British artist, 1802-1870) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
David Octavius Hill ........ [CCA, MoMA Preferred, VP]
.......................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.......................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
D. O. Hill ........ [PROV]
.....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
D.O. Hill ........ [PROV]
.....................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Hill, David ........ [CCA]
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Hill, David Octavius ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, JPGM Preferred, MoMA, PROV Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.........................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.........................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50034861
.........................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
.........................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
.........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Hill, D. O. ........ [CCA, VP]
.......................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRL, GRLPA, JPGM, MoMA, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Ford, An Early Victorian Album (1976)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50034861
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50034861
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Michaelson, David Octavius Hill (1970)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Stevenson, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson (1981)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, PROV, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... Ford, An Early Victorian Album (1976) 28
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Michaelson, David Octavius Hill (1970) 14-15
.......... Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
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