[Two-Part Panorama of Cathedral Messina, Sicily]

Calvert Richard Jones British, Welsh

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Calvert Jones was a Welsh mathematician and painter who learned the paper negative photographic process directly from its British inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot. In 1845 he set out from England on an ambitious picture-making tour of Italy and Malta. During his journey, he took an innovative approach to producing two-part panoramas: he moved the camera in a slight arc between two exposures which emphasizes the sweep of the architecture form. Here, the subject is the Messina Cathedral and its seventeenth-century restored façade and bell tower in the Baroque style.

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