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Henry Arthur Jones

(1851-1929), Dramatist

Sitter in 15 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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Henry Arthur Jones, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3474

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, by Walter Tittle - NPG 4239

Henry Arthur Jones

by Walter Tittle
lithograph, 1924
NPG 4239

Henry Arthur Jones, by Alfred Aaron Wolmark - NPG 4482

Henry Arthur Jones

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1928
NPG 4482

Henry Arthur Jones, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x128433

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Carson & Comerford - NPG Ax29796

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Carson & Comerford - NPG x18893

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, by Walery - NPG x132948

Henry Arthur Jones

by Walery
carbon print, published June 1891
NPG x132948

Henry Arthur Jones, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax15976

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG x134594

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29614

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, published by Ogden's - NPG x197021

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, published by George G. Harrap & Company, printed by  The Vandyck Printers Ltd - NPG Ax199046

Henry Arthur Jones

published by George G. Harrap & Company, printed by The Vandyck Printers Ltd
photogravure, published 1915
NPG Ax199046

Henry Arthur Jones, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39115

Henry Arthur Jones

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

Henry Arthur Jones, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194112

Henry Arthur Jones

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1924
NPG x194112

Henry Arthur Jones ('Men of the Day. No. 535.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44588

Henry Arthur Jones ('Men of the Day. No. 535.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 2 April 1892
NPG D44588

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