1 portrait of William Jones
by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, 1740
50 in. x 40 1/4 in. (1270 mm x 1022 mm)
Purchased with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund, 1984
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Artistback to top
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 125 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The painting was probably commissioned by the 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, a patron of Jones with whom Jones and his family lived in Oxfordshire. The 2nd Earls was a Governor of the Foundling Hospital in London, as was the artist Hogarth, which may be how the portrait came to be commissioned.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Audio Guide
- Piper, David, The English Face, 1992, p. 137
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 343
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 61