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Photograph - Corn Street, Bristol
  • Corn Street, Bristol
    Jones, Calvert Richard Rev., born 1802 - died 1877
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Corn Street, Bristol

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1848 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salted paper print from a calotype negative

  • Museum number:

    PH.55-1983

  • Gallery location:

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

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.
Many of Jones' photographs made in Bristol focus on the architecture of an earlier period. This was a time when older buildings were being lost to Victorian development. In the foreground of this photograph, a small shop selling tobacco and snuff has a Georgian front and is set into the base a church tower.

Physical description

Street scene with building on the right. In the foreground there is part of a church. A street enters on the right just past a second building. There is fading to the edges of the print.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (photographed)

Date

ca. 1848 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Salted paper print from a calotype negative

Dimensions

Height: 22.1 cm, Width: 17 cm

Object history note

Jones passed through Bristol on numerous occasions while travelling to other destinations from his home in South Wales. Many of his photographs in Bristol focus on buildings of historical interest.

Historical context note

Corn Street, Bristol. The first building on the right is All Saints church, which has a Georgian tobaconist shop set into in the base of the tower. Just past an intersection with a side road, the half timbered building was a bank. PH 52-1983 shows a different angle of this building.

Descriptive line

19thC; Jones Calvert, Street scene

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Calotype

Subjects depicted

Commercial buildings; Shops; Church; Street

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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