An unidentified barque dried out alongside a quay at Swansea

A whole plate size salt paper calotype print. A port side view, just forward of the broadside, of an unidentified barque dried out alongside a quay at Swansea. The lower yards on the main and mizzen masts have been scandalized (set at an acute angle to the deck). The photographer was on the opposite bank of the river where the end of the bowsprit from a ship can be seen on the left in the foreground. Brick buildings and a tall chimney are in the background with the masts of another ship in the distance just evident above the buildings.

Reverse has been annotated in pencil by Admiral Ballard in 1934: 'Swansea 1836' and corrected by another hand '?46' [i.e. 1846].

In a letter from Calvert Jones to WHF Talbot, dated 3 November 1846, he lists the 'Large Talbotype' negatives that he took at Swansea. There is no postive identification as to which negative this print was made. [BL, LA46-123]. Jones had arrived back in England from his European trip in early June 1846 to sort out the afffairs of his dead uncle.

The original negative for this original print is held by the British Library, reference: acc 00254.

Object Details

Type: Salted paper print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Jones, Calvert Richard
Date made: Circa July to pre November 1846
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Fox Talbot Collection
Measurements: Overall: 186 mm x 229 mm

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