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Photograph
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    Jones, Calvert Richard Rev., born 1802 - died 1877
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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1847 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jones, Calvert Richard Rev., born 1802 - died 1877 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salted paper print from calotype negative

  • Museum number:

    PH.47-1983

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 353, box D

Calvert Jones began to experiment with photography from the moment the new art was announced in 1839. He became closely connected with its British inventor, W.H. Fox Talbot through relatives and friends who lived near Jones' home in South Wales.
St John's gateway is the only surviving gate in the medieval city wall of Bristol. The view through the arch clearly shows Broad Street and Christs Chuch at the end.

Physical description

View through a pointed archway to a street of buildings with a church at the end. All edges of the image are faded, only the central part remains dark.

Place of Origin

Bristol (photographed)

Date

ca. 1847 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Jones, Calvert Richard Rev., born 1802 - died 1877 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Salted paper print from calotype negative

Dimensions

Height: 21.6 cm, Width: 17.2 cm

Object history note

St John's gateway is the only suviving gate in the medieval city wall of Bristol. The view through the arch is Broad Street with the tower of Christ's Chrch rising at the end.

St John's gateway is the only surviving gate in the medieval city wall of Bristol. The view through the arch looks up Broad Street to Christ Church.

Historical context note

Hugh Owen, a contemporary of Jones, photographed the same arch from an almost identical viewpoint. This photograph, now lost, can be seen in Reece Winstone, Bristol's Earliest Photographs, 1974.

Descriptive line

Photograph, view of arch, Bristol 1847, Calvert Jones

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Calotype

Subjects depicted

Moulding; Church; Arch; Street

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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