Dr. James Atkinson

 

Dr. James Atkinson

Dr. James Atkinson was a notable surgeon, Orientalist, soldier 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 antique lithographs serve as an evocative record of his perceptions of a new culture and the vibrancy of his work as an artist.

Below are a few examples from this collection. Please click on an image to see it in high-resolution with details of the work itself. For the full list of original antique Atkinson lithographs available,  please do contact us.