Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Granulata Matted Print

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Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Granulata Matted Print

The elegant lace-like structure of the algae cystoseira granulata is showcased in this cyanotype (blueprint) created by Anna Atkins, one of the first female photographers, and the first to publish a book illustrated with photographs. This image comes from NYPL’s Spencer Collection. 

The New York Public Library preserves much of Anna Atkins’s original work, including an edition of her groundbreaking book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. Explore her unique photographs through our digital collections.

The New York Public Library's collections contain millions of prints, photographs, maps, objects, manuscripts, and posters. Many of the items in our vast archives are accessible online - learn more at digitalcollections.nypl.org.


Made in: USA

Product: Print - Cystoseira granulata (1843)

Material: Paper

Collection: Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions.

Artist: Anna Atkins

Dim: 14'' x 11''

Item Number: 419695

Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Granulata Matted Print - The New York Public Library Shop
Anna Atkins: Cystoseira Granulata Matted Print