The bows of an unidentifed brigantine and brig, grounded with lines ashore.

A calotype negative. Two close-up port bow views of a brigantine (left) and brig (right) grounded on a shingle beach with lines ashore. The right hand ship has its fore and main mast yards scandalized (an acute angle to the deck).

In a letter dated 3 November 1846 to WHF Talbot from Calvert Jones, he lists the Swansea negatives and includes '166. Brig aground, leaky' [BL, LA46-123, Doc No 5769]. This is further confirmed in a letter dated 23 October 1847 to William Fox Talbot, Calvert Jones mentions this negative as having been sent to Nicolaas Henneman for printing and describes it as '166. Brig aground leakey'. [see BL, reference LA47-86] Jones had arrived back in England from his European trip in early June 1846 to sort out the afffairs of his dead uncle.

A port bow view of the brig aground is P7CAL.

Object Details

Type: Calotype negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Jones, Calvert Richard
Date made: Circa July to pre November 1846; 1847
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Fox Talbot Collection
Measurements: Overall: 166 mm x 213 mm

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