Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, 1809 - 1893. Writer about 1845
  • Scottish Art
Elizabeth Rigby was a journalist and art critic, writing for journals such as The Quarterly Review. As one of the earliest enthusiasts for photography, she posed more than twenty times for Hill and Adamson. In a review of their work in 1846, she referred to 'the beautiful and wonderful Calotype the triumphant proof of all to be most revered as truth in art'.

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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.



  • Acc. No. PGP HA 286
  • Medium Calotype print
  • Size 20.60 x 14.70 cm
  • Credit Presented by Andrew Elliot 1950