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Photograph - Rue des Pierres, Bruges
  • Rue des Pierres, Bruges
    Jones, Calvert Richard Rev., born 1802 - died 1877
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Rue des Pierres, Bruges

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bruges (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca.1853 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    print from calotype negative

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Wide street, framed by five storey buildings with Dutch gables to either side. The focal point is a tower with three visible pinavles.Flag staffs, atttched at first opr second floor level lean into the street. Blurring alson the roadway and pavements indicates movement of people or carrieges.
Allcorners are cut.

Place of Origin

Bruges (photographed)


ca.1853 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

print from calotype negative

Marks and inscriptions

inscribed on negative 'Rue des Rienn, Bruges'
It was common practise to number of title paper natives in ink, whic would then print (white0 on the positive.


Height: 22.6 cm, Width: 17.7 cm

Object history note

Calvert Jones was one of the first to learn of W. H. F. Talbot's discoveries of the 1830s through a cousin of Talbot and a Oxford friend and neighbour of 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.

In 1853, Jones moved to Belgium and remained there until the death of his wife in 1856. During that time he took a number of photographs in Bruges, especially in the medieval centre of the town This view, with tall foreground buildings framing the street and a focus of interest at the far end, echoes many of his earlier compositions in Italy and Bristol..

Descriptive line

19thC; Jones Calvert, Street scene, Bruges





Subjects depicted

Gable; Tower; Street; Buildings




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