[Perth: T. Hill, c.1821.]
Lithograph, sheet 300 x 485mm. 11¾ x 19". Tatty extremities.
A view of Perth and the River Tay, Scotland; figures on shore and ships on the river in foreground, also Perth Bridge (also known as Smeaton's Bridge and, locally, the Old Bridge) in distance far right. From 'Sketches in Perthshire' by David Octavius Hill, 30 lithographs published in Perth in six parts. David Octavius Hill (1802-1870) was a Scottish painter and arts activist. He collaborated with the engineer and photographer Robert Adamson to pioneer many aspects of photography in Scotland. He studied and learnt lithography at the School of Design and went on to produce his album of views "Sketches of Scenery in Perthshire". He was dissatisfied with the 'Institution' and established a separate Scottish Academy in 1829, along with Henry Cockburn. Over time, Hill took a turn towards photography and his collaboration with Adamson grew whereby Adamson's studio, "Rock House", on Calton Hill in Edinburgh became the centre of their photographic experiments. They photographed local scenes and persons and were prominent in developing "action" photographs. Both Adamson and Hill died due to ill health at early ages.
Abbey Scenery: 509, 5.
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