|Dates: ||? - 1865|
Born in Scotland, Dudgeon was a merchant in London. Two of his calotype landscapes were hung in the 1853 exhibition of the Mechanics’ Institution in Aberdeen. They were presented by a local resident, presumably a friend of Dudgeon’s. In the 1855 exhibition at the Photographic Institution in London, “Dudgeon” contributed three studies of trees and the “Bank of a Pool.” This may have been John William Dudgeon. The Royal Scottish Academy received a donation of salt prints from waxed-paper negatives, landscapes of Dunkeld and Birnam taken in 1853, initialed “JWD f” and additionally annotated as having been taken by Miss Dudgeon of Edinburgh, who was most likely his sister Elizabeth Jane Dudgeon.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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