Dr. James Atkinson

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Dr. James Atkinson

James Atkinson, was a doctor, journalist and artist of the Afghan Campaign. In 1833, Atkinson became surgeon to the 55th native Infantry, serving in Kabul. Afghanistan was little known to the West during Atkinson’s travels, and he created many drawings and paintings to accompany his writings, later to become the publication – Sketches in Afghanistan and the Expedition into Afghanistan. These original hand-coloured lithographs serve as a wonderful insight into his perceptions of a new culture and the vibrancy of his work as an artist.