12201216896?profile=originalCalvert R. Jones: Photographs and Drawings is on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs until 31 March, 2023. Reverend Calvert Richard Jones (1802-1877), the Welsh marine artist, is recognized as one of the most talented and sophisticated of the early photographers. The recent emergence of previously unknown calotypes, daguerreotypes and drawings from his family archive reveals a diverse and colourful artistic career. Most of these works are being exhibited for the first time. The newly discovered daguerreotypes are a true revelation. Only a single daguerreotype was recorded until last year when a small number of Jones’s family portrait daguerreotypes appeared.

Calvert Jones derived truth from nature and found in photography an accurate means of producing studies for artists. William Henry Fox Talbot’s most successful pupil, Jones explored the fusion of Talbot’s negative/positive calotype process with his skills as a draftsman and marine painter, particularly during his Mediterranean travels with Christopher Rice Mansel 'Kit' Talbot, Fox Talbot’s younger cousin. As a competent draftsman schooled in the rules of perspective and form, Calvert Jones brought a vitality and an unusually high degree of artistic sensitivity to the new medium of photography.

Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, established in New York in 1984, is a dealer in 19th and early 20th century photographs.  The gallery is located at 962 Park Avenue at 82nd Street in New York City. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, noon-6pm and by appointment.

For more information, contact (212) 794-2064 or info@sunpictures.com or visit www.sunpictures.com.

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