Fanny Atkinson 1845 Album Works

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This collection of works by a Victorian lady, Fanny Atkinson, is characterised by exquisite detail and the appearance of effortless clarity. Two of the paintings are dated, 1845 and 1846. The pictures include many floral and natural history subjects, rendered with outstanding precision and detail, in jewel-like tones. There are also some unusual paintings on Chinese pith paper, and some striking grisaille landscape scenes featuring landmarks in England, Ireland and Switzerland. The presence of these subjects and the pith material suggest that Fanny Atkinson had embarked on Continental travel, and also had connections with the Far East, likely in the form of the British East India Company.