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Last NameHill    
Given NameDavid Octavius    
alt. NamesD. O. H. ;     
Marriage1. Ann Macdonald (+1841) in 1837. 2. Amelia Paton/Mrs. Robertson (1820-1904) sculptress in 1862    
Children1 daughter    
Year born1802 in Perth, Perthshire    
Year died1870    
Place of deathEdinburgh, Lothian    
Father's occupationbookseller and publisher    
Relativespublisher-brother Alexander Hill; brothers-in-law: Sir Joseph Noel Paton & Waller Hugh Paton    
EducationPerth Academy, 1818-21 Edinburgh School of Design, painter Andrew Wilson    
Country of ActivityScotland, UK    
Worked forDr. James Inglis (1813-51)    
Patronagefounding member of Scottish Society of Artists; Scottish Academy    
Collaboratorsphotographers: -> Robert Adamson: Hill & Adamson studio; Thomas Annan; FC Annan, James Craig Annan; Sir David Brewster    
Techniqueslandscape painting, lithography, calotype, collodion process, clinical photography    
Archival sourcesScottish National Portrait Gallery    
Published sourcesAKL73 2012:198; ThB17 1924:86f. K. McFall: Not. Anniv. Med. Illus., Journ. Audiovisual Media Med. (1997) 20,1: 5-10; Wilson: Photography Goitre, Inglis, Brit. Med. Journ 1973; Christopher Date & Anthony Hamberg: The origins of photography at the British Museum. 1839-1860, in: History of Photography 14 (1990): 309-325, esp. p. 314;    
otherwith Adamson: medical portrait photography    

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