The masts of the Palacea Brig, hove down at Malta

A paper calotype negative. A view from the dock side looking towards the main and mizzen mast of the Maltese Palacea Brig, hove down at an extreme angle. In the foreground are the tops of barrels. Large blocks can be seen on both masts keeping the ship careened over. The lower yards on both masts have been scandalized (set at an acute angle to the mast).

The reverse of the negative has a pencil number 5, which corresponds to the list sent with a letter dated 13 February 1846 by Calvert Jones to WHF Talbot [BL, LA46-26]. It states: '5. Palacea brig. hove down.'

Object Details

Type: Calotype negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Jones, Calvert Richard
Date made: December 1845 - January 1846
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Fox Talbot Collection
Measurements: Overall: 155 mm x 212 mm

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