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Photograph - Fishing boats on beach
  • Fishing boats on beach
    Jones, Calvert Richard Rev., born 1802 - died 1877
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Fishing boats on beach

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Eastbourne (probably, photographed)

  • Date:

    ca.1853 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albuminised print from paper negative

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Boats are numbered N33, NN37, Ee146 and RE74

Place of Origin

Eastbourne (probably, photographed)


ca.1853 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

albuminised print from paper negative

Object history note

During the 1830s William Henry Fox Talbot invented a way of making paper negatives and from them multiple paper prints. In doing so, he laid the foundations of modern photography. Calvert Richard Jones learned of these developments in 1839 through a neighbour, who was a cousin of Talbot. Jones made many pictures in the West of England and South Wales, where he lived. He also travelled widely, making photographs on the continent. Jones' work stands out in the early development of photography because he was one of the first to apply a schooled artist's eye to the medium.

Jones made many maritime photographs. (Relate composition to marine paintings and drawings.)

Historical context note

Distinctive design of capstan for hauling boats up the shingle beach. NN registration of boats is Newhaven, but image identified as Eastbourne (also in East Sussex) by NMM

Descriptive line

Beached fishing boats with capstan





Subjects depicted

Fishing boats; Beach; Capstan


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