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Rev. Thomas Chalmers, 1780 - 1847. Preacher and social reformer (With his grandson Thomas Chalmers Hanna)

  • Rev. Thomas Chalmers, 1780 - 1847. Preacher and social reformer (With his grandson Thomas Chalmers Hanna)
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About this artwork

Chalmers was a preacher and social reformer. He was on the evangelical side of the Church of Scotland and led the breakaway group that formed the Free Church in 1843. David Octavius Hill photographed the preacher and social reformer Thomas Chalmers sitting with his family in the ground of Merchiston Castle School. In 1844, three years after Chalmers’s death, Hill, who was a painter as well as a photographer, painted this picture basing it on his earlier calotype.

Updated before 2020

Artists:
David Octavius Hill (1802 - 1870) Scottish
Title:
Rev. Thomas Chalmers, 1780 - 1847. Preacher and social reformer (With his grandson Thomas Chalmers Hanna)
Date:
About 1853
After:
Robert Adamson (1821 - 1848) Scottish
Materials:
Oil on millboard
Measurements:
40.60 x 30.50 cm; Framed: 62.80 x 53.60 x 7.00 cm
Object type:
Painting
Credit line:
Purchased 1976
Accession number:
PG 2365
Gallery:
In Storage
Depicted:
Rev. Thomas Chalmers

True colours

David Octavius Hill

Robert Adamson

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