The J. Paul Getty Museum

Leucojam Varium

Object Details

Title:

Leucojam Varium

Artists/Makers:

Anna Atkins (British, 1799 - 1871)

and Anne Dixon (British, 1799 - 1877)

Culture:

British

Date:

1854

Medium:

Cyanotype

Object Number:

84.XP.467.4

Dimensions:

25.2 × 20 cm (9 15/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
about 1854

Anna Atkins, British, 1799 - 1871, gift to Anne Dixon, 1854.

1854 -

Anne Dixon, British, 1799 - 1877

- 1981

Private Collection [sold, "Photographic Images and Related Materials," Sotheby's Belgravia, October 28, 1981, lot 220, to private collection.]

1981 -

Private Collection, sold to Samuel Wagstaff, Jr.

-1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Flower Show: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum Selected by Sam Wagstaff (April 13, 1985 to January 11, 1986)
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), April 13 to June 16, 1985
  • The Parrish Art Museum (Southampton), November 17, 1985 to January 11, 1986
Experimental Photography: Discovery and Invention (January 17 to April 2, 1989)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 17 to April 2, 1989
Photographers of Genius (March 16 to July 25, 2004)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 16 to July 25, 2004
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), entry 15, p. 44.

Essay
Essay
Education Resources
Education Resources

Education Resource

Subjects

Grades

Format

A Natural Balance in Photography and Poetry

Students brainstorm adjectives to describe early photographs/cyanotypes, create a cyanotype and write balanced poetry using the adjectives.

Visual Arts; English–Language Arts

K-2

Three/Five-Part Lesson