Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.
Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.

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Description

Taken from an album of ferns published in 1853 for presentation to CSA by Anna Atkins, a pioneering figure in photography, and her friend, Anne Dixon (1799- 1864). Atkins is credited with having produced the first book to use photographic illustrations. The 'blueprint' process used to make the image employs ferric salts to produce a light sensitive solution coated onto a sheet of paper. After exposure it is permanently fixed by washing in plain water. The image is white on a blue background, and is highly durable and stable.

Additional information

Artist Atkins, Anna
Image Ref. 10310422

Cyanotype of Polypodium phegopteris, 1853.

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