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ANNA ATKINS (1799-1871)

Polypodium Dryopteris, 1850-1854

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.)
Particulars, pl. 169, p. 51
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, Particulars, 1983
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Please note that the provenance is not Ken and Jenny Jacobson, as stated in the catalogue.

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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.

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