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Portrait of James Nasmyth

A work made of carbon print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of carbon print.


c. 1844, printed 1890/1900


David Octavius Hill (Scottish, 1802–1870) and
Robert Adamson (Scottish, 1821–1848)

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Photography and Media


David Octavius Hill


Portrait of James Nasmyth


Scotland (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1879–1889


Carbon print


Image: 20.3 × 15.3 cm (8 × 6 1/16 in.); Paper: 29.3 × 22.8 cm (11 9/16 × 9 in.)

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Alfred Stieglitz Collection

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