Santa Lucia, Naples

Calvert Richard Jones British, Welsh

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Jones set out from England on an ambitious photographic Grand Tour of Italy and Malta in 1845, having learned the paper negative photographic process directly from its British inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot. During his journey, Jones took an innovative approach to producing panoramas: he moved the camera in a slight arc between two exposures until the left-hand side of the second view coincided with the right-hand side of the first. Here, the pairing of the prints allows for a sweeping view of architecture along the waterfront in Naples, emphasizing the visual rhyme between bedsheets drying harborside and windows and awnings dotting the buildings above.

Santa Lucia, Naples, Calvert Richard Jones (British, Swansea, Wales 1802–1877 Bath, England), Salted paper prints from paper negatives

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