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David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hill, David Octavius (1802–1870), painter and photographer, was born on 20 May 1802 in Perth, Scotland, the eighth child (hence Octavius) of Thomas Hill, bookseller, and Emelia or Emily Murray. He was educated at Perth Academy.

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Macpherson, Robert (1814–1872), photographer and painter, was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, probably on 27 February 1814, and spent most of his professional life in Rome. Little is known of his family background, though it is likely that he was a grandnephew of James Macpherson (1736–1796)...

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William Frederick Lake Price (1810–1896) by Alfred Edward Chalon, c. 1844 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Price, William Frederick Lake (1810–1896), photographer and watercolourist, was born in Marylebone, London, on 18 October 1810, the son of Francis William Price and his wife, Caroline Matilda Jane Lake. Dr Robert Price (d. 1823), a royal chaplain, and Sir James Winter Lake, ...

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David Wilkie Wynfield (1837–1887) self-portrait, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wynfield, David Wilkie (1837–1887), painter and photographer, was born in India, the son of James Stainback Winfield, a captain in the 47th Bengal native infantry, and his second wife, Sophia Mary Burroughes (d. c.1899). He was named after his maternal great-uncle and godfather, the distinguished Scottish artist ...