The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3409

Broad Quay, Bristol, with St. Stephen's Church

Object details

Image size: h 9.4cm x w 11.4cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: waxed

Inscription: ruled pencil lines along edges, recto; distinctive pencil mark, possibly capital S in lower corner, recto

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-3055

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3409

Broad Quay with St. Stephen's Church, Bristol

Location: Bristol

Keywords: Panorama

This photograph forms a panorama with Schaaf no. 2863 displaying a view towards Bristol from Broad Quay. A drawbridge, I Walter (later Stockdale and Co) and Williams buildings can be seen in the foreground and St Stephen's Church in the background. 

This view of Bristol can be roughly dated from between 1841 to 1849 by the presence of the Cork Tavern in Schaaf no. 2863, which was owned by John Kinrade between those dates.  Both Talbot and Calvert Jones are known to have visited Bristol around 1844 which fits within that date range.  Part of the row of buildings the Cork Tavern belongs to were demolished in 1850, which also supports the above suggested date range.

The panorama photographs of Calvert Richard Jones feature in a Talbot project post