(Blencarn 1813 – Rome 1877)
Anderson, whose real name is Isaac Atkinson, displayed, even as a child, great interest in art. Intent on studying painting, he went to Paris, where he adopted his first pen name: William Nugent Dunbar. Then, in 1838, he moved from Paris to Rome and took the name James Anderson. He married Maria de Mutis, who gave him four children. His interest in photography began in 1849 and, in 1853, he established a photo company that, five years later, in 1859, published his first print catalogue. Finally, in 1862, he took part in the London Fair.