Apr 19, 2016 - Sale 2411

Sale 2411 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
ANNA ATKINS (1799-1871)
Asplenium Fragrans. Cyanotype photogram, 8x4 5/8 inches (20.3x11.7 cm.), on the original mount measuring 8 1/4x14 1/2 inches (21x36.8 cm.), with a caption in the negative. Circa 1853

Additional Details

This print is from a group of unique, one-of-a-kind photographs Atkins gifted to her childhood friend Anne Dixon in 1854; to the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, California; to a Private Collector.

Atkins, a botanist, is considered the first photographer to self-publish a book that employed cameraless images.