Port quarter view of the barque Cobre (1844) dried out at Swansea.

A wax paper calotype negative. A port quarter view of the three-masted barque Cobre (1844) dried out alongside a quay in the River Towe, Swansea. The lower yards of the fore and main mast have been scandalized (an acute angle to the mast) and the ship has a slight list to port.

Calvert Jones lists two photographs of the Cobra in a letter dated 3 November 1846 to WHF Talbot [BL, LA46/123]. The list states: 144 “Cobre” aground. pier' and '145. Bow view of Cobre and schooner'. Jones had arrived back in England from his European trip in early June 1846 to sort out the afffairs of his dead uncle.

Object Details

Type: Calotype negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Jones, Calvert Richard
Vessels: Cobre (1844)
Date made: Circa July to pre November 1846; 1846-1850
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Fox Talbot Collection
Measurements: Overall: 162 mm x 202 mm

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