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Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929), Dramatist

Sitter in 13 portraits
At eighteen Jones moved to London, and was employed by a draper in the City. During this period he was an ardent theatregoer and vowed to become a dramatist himself. He was twenty-seven before his first piece, Only Round the Corner, was produced. Within a few years his plays The Middleman (1889), and Judah (1890) established his reputation as a serious playwright. In 1884 Jones embarked on a secondary career, writing articles and giving speeches and lectures to promote the cause of a serious English drama. This activity continued long after his popularity as a dramatist had waned. Although he was a leading playwright in his own time, his work was rarely acted after his heyday.

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3474

Henry Arthur Jones

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3474

4239

Henry Arthur Jones

by Walter Tittle
lithograph, 1924
NPG 4239

4482

Henry Arthur Jones

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1928
NPG 4482

x128433

Henry Arthur Jones

by Herbert Rose Barraud
albumen cabinet card, early-mid 1880s
NPG x128433

Ax29796

Henry Arthur Jones

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Carson & Comerford
carbon print, published 1 September 1886
NPG Ax29796

x18893

Henry Arthur Jones

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Carson & Comerford
carbon print, published 1 September 1886
NPG x18893

x132948

Henry Arthur Jones

by Walery
carbon print, published June 1891
NPG x132948

x134594

Henry Arthur Jones

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG x134594

Ax29614

Henry Arthur Jones

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, early 1900s
NPG Ax29614

x197021

Henry Arthur Jones

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published 1900-1907
NPG x197021

Ax39115

Henry Arthur Jones

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39115

x194112

Henry Arthur Jones

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1924
NPG x194112

Ax15976

Henry Arthur Jones

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15976