NT2674 : Rock House on the Calton Hill

taken 10 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Rock House on the Calton Hill
Rock House on the Calton Hill
Rock House (centre) was the home in the 1840s of the scientist Robert Adamson, who formed a partnership with the artist David Octavius Hill with a view to exploiting Henry Fox Talbot's new calotype process of photography. Hill & Adamson began their collaboration by producing portraits of ministers of the new Free Church of Scotland, established after the Disruption of 1843. Over the next three years Adamson's knowledge of chemistry, combined with Hill's aesthetic sense, produced thousands of calotypes covering a range of subjects, from prominent Edinburgh citizens, soldiers and city landmarks to family members and friends, and the distinctive fishermen and fishwives of the village of Newhaven to the north of Edinburgh. Many of their photographs were taken in the studio they set up in the garden of Rock House. LinkExternal link

For a rear view of the house, see NT2674 : Rock House from the Calton Hill
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2608 7410 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2529N 3:11.1240W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2606 7405
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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