David Octavius Hill (1802–1870) and Robert Adamson (1821–1848). David Roberts, Landscape Painter, R.A. (1843–1847). Salt print from a calotype negative. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund (B2003.16).
Britain and former British imperial territories
Robert Adamson, Bernice Abbot, Bill Brandt, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bruce Davidson, David Octavius Hill, Jem Southam, Humphrey Spender
The photographic collections of the Center’s Department of Prints and Drawings are part of the fine art collection, serving research, teaching, and exhibition needs. The photographs, either by British photographers or of British subject matter (architecture, landscape, portraiture, topography), have aesthetic merit, but the collection does not constitute either a cohesive or comprehensive account of British photography.