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C1871

Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd-Author

Artist:

John Moffat (1819 - 1894)

$A 175

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Full Title:

Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd-Author

Date:

C1871

Artist:

John Moffat 
(1819 – 
1894)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original Carte de visite

Image Size: 

63mm 
x 105mm

Description:

Carte de visite portrait of Andrew Kennedy Hutchison Boyd (1825-1899) writer, son of Rev. Dr. Boyd of Glasgow. He was originally intended for the English Bar but entered the Church of Scotland, and was minister latterly at St. Andrews.

Biography:

John Moffat (1819-1894) 

Moffat was a photographer in Edinburgh. He was born in Aberdeen and moved to Edinburgh in 1826. He took up photography as an amateur from about 1850, and as a professional in 1853. His business remained in Princes Street for over a hundred years. By 1887, it was employing 20 photographic assistants. John Moffat was a wet plate collodion worker who went on to take an early interest in new developments. He took stereo photographs and was one of the early bromoil workers.

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