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Colosseum

Photographer: Calvert Richard Jones (1802 - 77)

'The Colosseum, Rome, May 1846'

During his European tour (which was cut short by the death of Christopher Talbot’s wife in Malta), Jones kept up a regular correspondence with Henry Talbot, keeping him informed of technical problems and recounting his photographic achievements. 

In Rome, where he arrived in early May 1846, Calvert Jones reported to Talbot that, ‘although the weather has not been very propitious’, he had ‘managed to do some beautiful and very interesting views,’ adding that, ‘the artists and others here to whom I have shewn your invention are amazingly delighted with it’.

Salted paper print from a calotype negative

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