William Donaldson Clark

1816 - 1873

William Donaldson Clark  was born in Ayr in 1816.  He was trained in chemistry.  After running a  calico works in the North of England, he returned to Scotland.  He photographed several Edinburgh street scenes around 1860.

Princes Street  -  July 1858

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

An albumen print of Princes Street, taken by Clark in July 1858, looking to the East along Princes Street from the junction with Frederick Street.

This is one of four views of Edinburgh by Clark to be auctioned by Christies, South Kensington, London, on 11 May 2001.  This print is 8 1/4 ins   x 10 ins.  

The auction catalogue gives an estimated sale price of 1,500 to 2,000 for this print.   [CSK]  [Catalogue, EN:DT:27 April 2001].


Photographs for Sale in Auction

A study of a woman in a doorway of Melrose Abbey, 1866, by William Donaldson Clark and John Smith is included in Sotheby's Auction to be held at New Bond Street, London on 17 May 2005.

Lot No 46:  Estimated selling price:  600 - 800.

This study is illustrated in the catalogue.