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Photograph - Elderly couple with three children
  • Elderly couple with three children
    Jones, Calvert Richard Rev., born 1802 - died 1877
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Elderly couple with three children

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Suffolk (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    salted paper print from paper nagative

  • Museum number:

    PH.94-1983

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A family group photographed in an arch. At the centre of the group there is a sested man with a child on his knee. A wman stands at his other side , her hand resting on his shoulder. Two young girls pose at each side, one stands against the arch and the other sits against the opposite side of the arch. All, except the woman, wear hats. This is the same location as PH.92-1983

Place of Origin

Suffolk (photographed)

Date

ca. 1850 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

salted paper print from paper nagative

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm, Width: 11 cm

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 Jones learned of these developments in 1839 through a neighbour who was a cousin of Talbot. Jones lived in South Wales and he made many photographs there and in the West of England. He also traveled 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.

Descriptive line

Calvert Richard Jones, Elderly couple with three children, Gresley? family, at Giffords Hall, Stoke by Nayland. Calotype, ca. 1845-8.

Materials

Salted paper

Techniques

Calotype

Subjects depicted

Man; Children; Arch; Woman; Hats; Crinoline

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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