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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

Engravings and Engravers

  

1.  Mezzotint Engraving

2.  Etching

3.  Aquatints

 

1.

Mezzotint Engraving

David Martin (portrait painter, b. Anstruther, later settled in Edinburgh, 1737-98)
was the first Scottish engraver to practice mezzotint.

William Walker (b. Edinburgh, 1791;  d. London 1867) 
is highly regarded for his mezzotint and stipple portraits, including:

- Burns after Naysmith
- Scott after Raeburn and
- Raeburn after himself.

He worked in London from 1815 for four years, then again from 1832.

Thomas Hodgetts was a mezzotint portrait engraver (at least 1808-37).  
RM Hodgetts, his son, worked with him as historical and portrait  engravers at Canonmills Cottage in 1837.

-   William Bonnar RSA ( 1800-1853) and his brother
Thomas Bonnar (1810-1873)  
were both engaged in their father's house painting business. 
Both became mezzotint portrait engravers.

-   James Faed ( b. Kirkcudbrightshire 1821;  d. Edinburgh 1911) mezzotint engraver, worked from London and Edinburgh.  He was also a painter, and brother of the painters John and Thomas Faed.

He produced 133 mezzotints from 1849 until1898, including:

The Duke of Wellington

The Duke of Portland

The Duke of Buccleuch

Constable

Shakespeare.

Alexander Hay worked 150 High Street then 4 North Bridge, and
Edward Burton of Colinton producing small mezzotint portraits.

[Main sources:  Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, Vol 9John C Guy  +  Prints & Printmaking, Raymond Lister

  

2.

Etching

-   Alexander Runciman (1736-85) and 
John Runciman
(1744-68)  
were brothers, born in Edinburgh.  Both were artists and etchers.

John Kay (1742-1846)  
etched nearly 900 plates of Edinburgh public characters, 366 of which were published with biographical sketches in two volumes in 1837.

-   Hugh William Williams  (b. at sea 1773; d. Edinburgh 1829)  
was known as 'Grecian Williams".  He produced Grecian landscape etchings. 

Charles Kirkpatrick Sharp (musician and artist, 1781-1851)  
produced etchings published by Blackwood.

Patrick Gibson (landscape painter, 1782-1830  -  also reported as b.1762 Edinburgh;  d.1829 Dollar)
while living at 23 Dundas Street in 1818, published six etchings entitled Select Views in Edinburgh.  He was also a painter, and latterly a teacher at Dollar.

Sir David Wilkie (b. Fife 1785-1841) and 
Andrew Geddes
(b. Edinburgh 1783;  d. London 1844)  
both spent time in London and Edinburgh.  
Their etchings are highly regarded.

OH Theodore Leyde  (b. Wehlau 1835;  d. Edinburgh 1897) was a German national who moved to Edinburgh in 1854.  He was an etcher and lithographer.  He became librarian of the Royal Scottish Academy.

-   John Petrie RA HRSA (1839-93)
John MacWhirter
RA HRSA
(b. Edinburgh 1839;  d. Edinburgh 1911) and 
William B Hole
RSW  
were artists who produced etchings.

James Naysmith (b. Edinburgh 1808;  d. London 1890) was an amateur etcher and painter.  He was the son of the portrait and landscape painter Alexander Naysmith (1758 - 1840).

-   David Somerville  (fl. Edinburgh 1798-1825) was a line engraver and lithographer.  Was he related to the etcher and painter
Andrew Somerville RSA (b. Edinburgh 1808;  d. Edinburgh 1834)?

John Smart  ( b. Leith 1838,  d. Leith 1899) was an Edinburgh etcher and painter of highland scenery.  He was son of a lithographer.

-   John Straton Ferrier  (b. Edinburgh;  fl. 1870s-80s;  d. Edinburgh 1912) was a marine etcher.  He was son of the landscape painter, James Ferrier.

-   Robert Paterson  (fl. London and Edinburgh 1870s-80s) was a religious, landscape and historical etcher.

[Main sources:  Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, Vol 9John C Guy  +  Prints & Printmaking, Raymond Lister

   

3.

Aquatints

-   William Daniels was not based in Edinburgh, but he passes through the City on his voyage around Great Britain.  He began in Cornwall in 1814 and ended in Cornwall in 1925. 

He produced 300 coloured aquatints of his travels.  These included five views of Edinburgh and Leith:

198:  Distant view of Edinburgh  ... ...

199:  Edinburgh from the Castle

200:  Edinburgh with part of the North Bridge and Castle

201:  Edinburgh from Calton Hill

202:  Leith

 

 

 

Engravers and Engraving

Books

Modern Athens - 1829

Old & New Edinburgh - 1890

Other engravings

Early engravers

More recent engravers

Engravings and Engravers

Engravings - index

Processes

Engravings

Etchers etc

Photographers

A selection of  Engravings

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks