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Last NameAtkins    
Given NameAnna °    
alt. NamesA. A. ; Anna Children ;     
MarriageJohn Pelly Atkins in 1825    
Children    
Year born1799 in Tonbridge, Kent, UK    
Year died1871    
Place of deathHalstead Place, Kent, UK    
Father's occupationnaturalist John George Children (1777-1852)    
Relativesmother Hester Anne (+1800)    
Educationwas taught photogenic drawing & calotype by ->William Fox Talbot; was taught cyanotype by John Herschel    
Country of ActivityEngland, UK    
Worked forJ. G. Children's transl of Lamarck's Genera of Shells (1823) ; A. Atkins: British Algae Cyanotype Impressions (1843-53) ; Cyanotypes of British & Foreign Flowering Plants & Ferns (1854) ; William Harvey: Manual Brit. Marine Algae (1841) ; British Algae (1843-53, with more than 400 leaves) ; Anne Dixon: Cyanotypes ;    
PatronageBotanical Society London    
CollaboratorsAnne Dixon (1799-1864): Cyanotypes of British & Foreign Ferns ; Flowering Plants & Ferns, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Atkins ; John Herschel (1792-1871) ;    
Techniquesbotanical cyanotype, blueprinting, photography, engraving, photogram, contact printing, esp. of algae    
Sample(s)http://seeing.nypl.org/235bt.html ; www.google.de/search?q=Anna+Atkins     
Archival sourcesBritish Library www.bl.uk/catalogues/photographyinbooks/record.asp?RecordID=3048 www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=4278518    
Published sourcesAKL ; ANB 1 2005: 514 ; Encyclopedia Britannica ; Larry Schaaf: Sun Gardens. Victorian Photograms by A. A. (1985) ; Saunders 1995 ; Dopplereffekt 2010: 153 ; Tim Otto Roth: Körper, Projektion, Bild 2013: 84ff. ; Magee 2009: 202f. & 250 ; Thomas (ed. 1997): 26-7 & 92-3 ; Kemp 2006: 266    
otherSpecialized in phycological and botanical cyanotype, esp, of British Algae.    
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