• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 506

    ANNA ATKINS (1799-1871)

    Polypodium Dryopteris, 1850-1854

    Price Realised  

    ANNA ATKINS (1799-1871)
    Polypodium Dryopteris, 1850-1854
    unique cyanotype photogram
    title (in the image)
    12¾ x 8 7/8in. (32.5 x 22.5cm.)


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    This is most likely from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowers, Plants and Ferns', compiled by Atkins and given to Anne Dixon in 1854, sold at auction in London in 1981 (Sotheby's, London, 28 October 1981, lot 220) and subsequently broken up. See: Schaaf, Sun Gardens: Victorian Photograms by Anna Atkins, Aperture, 1985, p. 44, census no. 15.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the provenance is not Ken and Jenny Jacobson, as stated in the catalogue.


    Literature

    Particulars, pl. 169, p. 51


    Exhibited

    George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, Particulars, 1983