C1880

[Robert Smith Candlish]

Artist:

John Moffat (1819 - 1894)

Portrait of Robert Smith Candlish (1806-1873) was Scottish minister who was a leading figure in the Disruption of 1843. He served for many years in St. George’s Free Church in Edinburgh’s New Town. The Disruption of 1843 was a division within … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Robert Smith Candlish]

Date:

C1880

Artist:

John Moffat (1819 - 1894)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original Carte de visite

Image Size: 

63mm 
x 105mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Robert Smith Candlish] - Antique Print from 1880

Genuine antique
dated:

1880

Description:

Portrait of Robert Smith Candlish (1806-1873) was Scottish minister who was a leading figure in the Disruption of 1843. He served for many years in St. George’s Free Church in Edinburgh’s New Town.

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the established Church of Scotland, in which 450 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away, over the issue of the Church’s relationship with the State, to form the Free Church of Scotland.

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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