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

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca.1845 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    paper print from calype negative

  • Museum number:

    PH.103-1983

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A left hand lead into a high harbour wall dominates the view. A beached vessel lies against the harbour wall. In the bacbground a town ries up a hillside with a distintive building on the skyline at the centre of the image. (The same distintive building appears on the right hand panorama PH.99-1983.
The image is indistinct and faded throughout.

Place of Origin

Europe (photographed)

Date

ca.1845 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

paper print from calype negative

Dimensions

Height: 17.2 cm, Width: 22 cm

Object history note

Calvert Richard Jones was one of the first to learn of W.H. F. Talbot's discoveries of the 1830s through Talbot's friends and relatives who lived near to Jones in South Wales. Subsequently, Jones became one of the few Britons to produce a substantial body of calotypes in Britain and abroad. His work stands out in the early development of photography because of his ability to fuse his technical skill with the influence of his training as a watercolorist.

This photograph is a close up of the harbour wall and town depicted in the panorama created from the joined photographs PH.99-1983 and PH.113-1983.

Descriptive line

19thC; Jones Calvert, Harbour scene

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Calotype

Subjects depicted

Ship; Quay; Harbour; Buildings

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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