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9 June 2021

Anna Atkins' interests were very much of her era and 'her cyanotypes can be seen as part of the pteridomania – fern fever – that permeated Victorian Britain and found expression in everything from dresses to tea sets and fire grates. Atkins's photographs, however, transcend mere biological cataloguing and reveal in their careful  and harmonious compositions her original desire to be an artist.'

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