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ID: 500004067
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500004067

 
Record Type: Person
Robertson, James (English photographer, medalist, ca. 1810-after 1881)

Note: Trained as a coin engraver, became well known as a photographer of the Indian Mutiny, the Crimean War, and other events and exotic places of his day. He was brother-in-law and partner of Felice and Antonio Beato, married to their sister Maria Matilde.

Names:
Robertson, James (preferred,V,index,LC)
James Robertson (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
photojournalist
printmaker
engraver (printmaker)
etcher
medalist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Middlesex (England, United Kingdom) (former administrative division)
Died:  Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1841-1881  Istanbul (İstanbul, Turkey) (inhabited place)
active:   1855-1856  Crimea (Krym, Avtonomna Respublika, Ukraine) (general region)
active:   1867-1858  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh, India) (inhabited place)
active:   from 1881  Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
member of ....  Beato family  
................  (British family of photographers, of Italian origin, 19th century) [500476202]
partner in ....  Robertson & Beato  1854-1860
..................  (Turkish photography studio, established 1853 or 1854, dissolved 1867) [500120307]
partner of ....  Shepherd, Charles  1860
..................  (English photographer, active mid- to late 19th century in India) [500036583]
sibling by marriage (in-law) of ....  Beato, Antonio  
......................................................  (British photographer, ca. 1830-1903, Italian origin) [500033257]
sibling by marriage (in-law) of ....  Beato, Felice  
......................................................  (British photographer, ca. 1830-after 1904, of Italian origin) [500002985]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Robertson, James (I)

Biographies:
(English photographer, medalist, ca. 1810-after 1881) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British photographer, gem engraver, ca.1813-after 1881) ..... [BHA]
(English photographer and engraver; born Middlesex (England, United Kingdom), 1813; died Yokohama (Japan), 1888) ..... [CCA]
(British photographer, ca.1813-1885) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British, ca. 1820-1881) ..... [JPGM]
(English photographer, 1810-1881) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1813-1888) ..... [GRL]
(British artist, 1813/1814-1888) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
James Robertson ........ [CCA, Grove Art, MoMA Preferred, VP]
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Robertson, James ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, MoMA]
..................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..................................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
..................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) nr 94009441
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, GRLPA, Grove Art, JPGM, MoMA, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
....................  Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists (1904) suppl.
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2008-) Italo Zannier, accessed 24 September 2018
....................  Henisch, Robertston, History of Photography (1990)
....................  Image 17/3 (1974)
....................  James Robertson: Photographer of Istanbul (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Oztuncay, James Robertson (1992)
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Perez, Focus East: Early photography in the Near East (1988)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... CCA Authority File (1980-)
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-) Italo Zannier, accessed 24 September 2018
.......... James Robertson: Photographer of Istanbul (n.d.) 9
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