A bow view of Ellen Simson (1841) dried out at Swansea

A whole plate size salted paper print. A starboard bow view of the barque Ellen Simson (1841), dried out alongside the quay in the River Tawe at Swansea. In the background on opposite bank to right can be seen a port side view of the barque Mary Dugdale (1835) from the bow to just aft of the foremast. The rest of the ship is out of the image.

Reverse has been annotated in pencil by Admiral Ballard in 1934: 'Swansea 1835' and corrected in another hand '1855?'

This print is believed to correspond to the negative described as '136. Head and bows. Ellen Simpson' in a letter from Calvert Jones to WHF Talbot dated 3 November 1846 [BL, LA46/123]. This ship should not be confused with the Ellen Simpson that plied the London/Liverpool to Limerick route.

The original negative for this print is held at the National Science and Media Museum, Braford, reference: 1937-1928

Object Details

Type: Salted paper print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Jones, Calvert Richard
Vessels: Mary Dugdale (1835); Ellen Simson (1841)
Date made: Circa July to pre November 1846
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Fox Talbot Collection
Measurements: Overall: 162 mm x 211 mm

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