The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3473

Broad Quay, Bristol

Object details

Image size: h 9.3cm x w 11.6cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: uneven chemical coating in the top right corner

Inscription: ruled pencil lines along the top and bottom edge, recto; distinctive pencil mark, possibly capital O in lower corner, recto

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-3056

Collection: Science Museum Collection

Supporting images

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3473

Broad Quay, Bristol

Location: Bristol

Keywords: shops fingerprint ships

This photograph displays a view towards Bristol from Broad Quay similar to that in Schaaf no. 3409. 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 also displays the same row of shops before they changed names as in Schaaf no. 4505.  The tavern 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.