Art print featuring The Sir Walter Scott monument, Edinburgh by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Art print paper size 35.6 x 28 cm, image size 30 x 22cm plus white border.
The Scott Monument is a magnificent Victorian Gothic monument in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.
This photography was made by Hill and Adamson to record the progress on the construction of the monument, seen from the east end of Princes Street in Edinburgh.
Pioneering Edinburgh photographers David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) and Robert Adamson (1821–1848) together formed one of the most famous partnerships in the history of photography.
Producing highly skilled photographs just four years after the new medium was announced to the world in 1839, their images of people, buildings and scenes in and around Edinburgh offer a fascinating glimpse into 1840s Scotland. Their much-loved prints of the Newhaven fisherfolk are among the first images of social documentary photography.