Robert Adamson & David Octavius Hill

Spencer Compton, 2nd Marquis of Northampton, 1790 - 1851. President of the Royal Society [c]

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Lord Northampton was a man of importance in science and art, serving as president of the Royal Society and as a trustee of the British Museum. Adamson and Hill photographed at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in York. Hill wrote of the photograph that they had made a ‘singularly Rembrandtish & very fine study’.

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Robert Adamson

David Octavius Hill

Robert Adamson

David Octavius Hill