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George Jones (1786-1869), Painter and army officer

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 12 portraits
George Jones was the son of a mezzotint engraver, and trained in art. He studied at the Royal Academy schools at the beginning of the nineteenth century, before serving in the Peninsular War. In 1820 the British Institution awarded Jones a prize of 200 guineas for a painting of the Battle of Waterloo. He produced a variation on the theme two years later, and the Institution awarded him a further 200 guineas. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1824. Jones was an important figure in the Academy, becoming Librarian in 1834, and subsequently Keeper (1840-50). While in this post, he wrote a book on the sculptor Francis Chantrey.

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982a

Sir Andrew Francis Barnard

by George Jones
oil on panel, circa 1815
NPG 982a

5261

Colquhoun Grant

by George Jones
pencil, 1815-1820
NPG 5261

982c

William Light

by George Jones
oil on panel, circa 1815
NPG 982c

5259

Sir Edward Berry, Bt

by George Jones
pencil and white chalk, circa 1821-1829
NPG 5259

5260

Thomas Weld

by George Jones
pencil, 1830
NPG 5260

4513

Robert Vernon

by George Jones, and Henry Collen
oil on panel, 1848
On display on the Staircase: First Floor Landing at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4513

982b

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

by George Jones
oil on millboard, 1860-1863
NPG 982b

D17315

Henry Hope

by Henry Bone, possibly after George Jones
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, November 1804
NPG D17315

D17354

Henry Hope

by Henry Bone, possibly after George Jones
pen and ink, April 1819
NPG D17354

D17588

Henry Hope

by Henry Bone, possibly after George Jones
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1802
NPG D17588