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Robert Adamson

[Scottish Photographer, 1821-1848]

• Relationships: Adamson's partner was the painter David Octavius Hill.
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteRobert Adamson at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
9 works online

Notable SiteEastman House Museum of Photography & Film, Rochester, New York

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
21 photographs online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
3 photographs online

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
22 works by Robert Adamson online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
18 works online

Notable SiteNational Portrait Gallery, London, UK
27 portraits online

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art  

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Mark Napier, photograph

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of James Drummond, salt print, 1845

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Connecticut
Sir William Allan, 1843-47

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Mrs. Bell of Madras

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Scottish Fishwives, Washaday Group

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Stephen Rintoul, editor of the Spectator

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Group of Six Gentlemen, Edinburgh, 1843

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(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

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5.000 Meisterwerke der Fotografie (in German)  

5.000 Meisterwerke der Fotografie (in German)  

Masters of Photography  

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable reference works  
Entry on the Hill & Adamson project The Newhaven Calotypes

Notable reference works  
The "Art Encyclopedia" entry is from the Concise Grove Dictionary of Art (2002). The "Photography Encyclopedia" entry is from the The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005).

Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Robert Adamson  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

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