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

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Bristol (probably, photographed)

  • Date:

    ca.1848 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Salted paper print from calotype negative

  • Museum number:

    PH.57-1983

  • 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. 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 historical elements.

Physical description

A street scene with shops on both sides of the street. Three towers are just visable in the background. A row of ojects (bells?) with long handles hang vertically in the foreground right. A lamp post in the centre of the photograph is of Bristol type and numbered 187. The print is red brown with fading especially at the edges.

Place of Origin

Bristol (probably, photographed)

Date

ca.1848 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Salted paper print from calotype negative

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 17.5 cm

Historical context note

Towers, which appear to be Christ Church (right) and St Stephens Church (end of the street) and a domed-top turret (left) appear in other photographs of Bristol.

Descriptive line

19thC; Jones Calvert, Street scene

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Calotype

Subjects depicted

Lamp-post; Shops; Buildings; Street

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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