Anne Chalmers Hanna, 1813 - 1891. Daughter of Rev. Dr Thomas Chalmers; wife of Rev. William Hanna
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Anne Chalmers Hanna, 1813 - 1891. Daughter of Rev. Dr Thomas Chalmers; wife of Rev. William Hanna 1844
  • Scottish Art
This calotype by Hill and Adamson shows Mrs Anne Chalmers Hanna reclining on a bench with a book. She was the eldest of six daughters of Dr Thomas Chalmers, a famous Scottish professor and the first Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland. In 1836 Anne married Dr William Hanna, who was also a minister in the Church of Scotland and who later became her father’s biographer. They had three sons, two of whom died young, and one daughter. Despite her Presbyterian background, Anne had a quirky independence of mind and was said to have shocked her own daughter greatly by enjoying Catholic ritual.

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Calotype

The first effective version of photography, using drawing or writing paper for both the negative and the positive. The paper was sensitised with potassium iodide and silver nitrate, exposed and developed in gallic acid and silver nitrate.

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  • Acc. No. PGP HA 528
  • Medium Calotype print
  • Size 15.00 x 20.60 cm
  • Credit Elliot Collection, bequeathed 1950