"The difficulty of making accurate drawings of objects as minute as many of the Algae and Confera, has induced me to avail myself of Sir John Herschel's beautiful process of Cyanotype, to obtain impressions of the plants themselves,"
Anna Atkins (1799-1871) was an amateur botanist especially interested in scientific illustration and taxonomy. Her goal in producing Photographs of British Algae was to provide a visual companion to William Harvey's pioneering but unillustrated 1841 publication Manual of British Algae.
This book is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means.
Giclée print on 200gsm Enhanced Matte Art paper with archival-quality dye inks.
Giclée printing offers extra-fine image resolution, retaining a high degree of detail from the original image. If kept in good condition, your print will last beteween 100 and 200 years.
This is a museum-quality heavyweight fine art paper with a smooth, clean finish. Extremely consistent, it emphasises different highlights and tones, helping to create a stunning work of art.
Prints are available in a range of sizes, with a white border around the edges to allow for easy framing. If you have a specific size requirement, get in touch – we're always happy to help.
Please note that the actual item colours shown may be different from the photos above due to different monitor settings, and the frame shown is for illustrative purposes only.
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Gorgeous Print! My friend loved it for her Christmas gift! Amazing postage service too. Thank you!!
Bought three prints and framed them. They look great.