What Anna Atkins referred to as Leucojam Varium is now known as Leucojum aestivum, more commonly known as summer snowflake or Loddon lily. The flowers are small, bell-shaped and usually white with green or yellow tipped petals. They are native to central and southern Europe, but this particular species has spread throughout Europe, including the British isles.
Atkins created her cyanotype photograms by placing the specimen onto light-sensitive paper, and then exposing paper and subject to the sun for a period of time. She then developed the image using the cyanotype process, resulting in a rich blue background.
Read our introduction to this edition, "Anna Atkins' Botanical Beauties".
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by our head curator is included
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Museo Portfolio Rag
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 200
20"x16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 5