Rev. Calvert Richard Jones / View of the Capitol Stairs, Rome / 1846Rev. Calvert Richard Jones
View of the Capitol Stairs, Rome

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Creator Name: Jones, Calvert Richard
Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1804 - 1877
Biography: Reverend Calvert Richard Jones, Jr. British, b. Wales, 1804-1877Calvert Jones was part of the circle of Welsh amateur photographers that emerged around John Dillwyn Llewelyn and were strongly influenced by William Henry Fox Talbot. Educated at Oriel College, Oxford, Jones returned to Wales in 1829 after his ordination to serve as rector of Loughor near his native town of Swansea. A man of varied interests, including mathematics, music, and painting, he was introduced to photography by Welsh members of Talbot's family. In 1845, after lessons and practical experience in calotyping with Talbot in Britain, Jones embarked on a trip to Malta and Italy, during which he produced a number of views. On his return, he sent 22 small calotypes and 102 larger ones to Talbot, who sold them on commission. Jones's training in art, especially marine painting, lends his images considerable confidence of composition, tone, and scale. T.W.F.
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Swansea, Wales
Creator Death Place: Bath, Avon, England
Creator Name-CRT: Rev. Calvert Richard Jones
Title: View of the Capitol Stairs, Rome
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1846
Creation End Date: 1846
Creation Date: 1846
Object Type: Photographs
Materials and Techniques: salted paper print from calotype negative
Dimensions: Sheet: 18.2cm x 23cm, Image: 16.6cm x 22cm
Inscriptions: Written in negative: "19(?). View of the Capitol Stairs. Rome."; written in graphite on verso: "Rome/x2667"; in black ink on verso: "LA396"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.193
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.193
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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