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Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns. (photographic title page)

Object Details

Title:

Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns. (photographic title page)

Artists/Makers:

Anna Atkins (British, 1799 - 1871)

and Anne Dixon (British, 1799 - 1877)

Culture:

British

Place:

England (Place Created)

Date:

1853

Medium:

Cyanotype

Object Number:

84.XO.227

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Object Description

100 prints.

Provenance
Provenance
1853

Anne Dixon, British, 1799 - 1877 (Sussex, England), by gift to H.D., 1853.
Source: The presentation album cover has stamped in gilt letters "A. D. to H. D. 1853"

1853 - by 1877

Probably Henry Dixon, British, 1820 - 1893, by gift or inheritance to one of his nieces, Miss Wedderburn.
Source: The presentation album cover has stamped in gilt letters "A. D. to H. D. 1853"

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Or Maude Gertrude Annesley Webster-Wedderburn Brownlow, British, 1871 - 1930, by gift to the Girls Friendly Society, Paris, 1932.
Source: Handwritten inscription on the inside cover of the album, in blue ink: "G. F. S. Library Paris from Miss Wedderburn Feb 20th 1932"

1932 -

Girls Friendly Society, Founded 1882, dissolved about 1939 (Paris, France)
Source: Handwritten inscription on the inside cover of the album, in blue ink: "G. F. S. Library Paris from Miss Wedderburn Feb 20th 1932"

- before 1984

Galerie Octant, French (Paris, France), sold to Robert Hershkowitz, Ltd.

- 1984

Robert Hershkowitz Ltd. (England), sold through Daniel Wolf, Inc. to the J. Paul Getty Museum., 1984.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Schaaf, Larry John. Sun Gardens: Victorian Photograms by Anna Atkins, organized by Hans P. Kraus, Jr. (New York, N.Y.: Aperture; Distributed in the U.S. by Viking Penguin, 1985), p. 36, entry 14, p. 44.

Schaaf, Larry J. with contributions by Joshua Chuang, Emily Walz, and Mike Ware. Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins. New York: The New York Public Library, 2018, p. 188, entry 23, ill. (detail).

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