Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins (1799–1871) came of age in Victorian England and lived much of her life at Halstead Place in Kent. After producing Photographs of British Algæ, she collaborated with her friend Anne Dixon to create striking cyanotypes of ferns, feathers and flowering plants. In addition to The New York Public Library, choice holdings of her photographs can be found the collections such as those of the Royal Society in London, the Linnean Society, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.

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