Search the Collection

Edward Alfred Jones

(1872-1943), Historian, antiquarian and writer

Sitter in 1 portrait

Tell us More

List Thumbnail

Web image not currently available

Edward Alfred Jones

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, September 1938
NPG x18892


Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

Charles Parry

19 February 2017, 21:46

E[dward] Alfred Jones [1872-1943] was a prolific writer on antique silver. Born in
Llanfyllin, Wales, Jones served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers before launching his career as a researcher and writer on all things antique and antiquarian, most especially silver. One of his specialties became the compilation of sponsored volumes on the silver of specific localities, or diocese, including the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, the Cambridge colleges, and American churches, and catalogs of private collections, such as that of the Duke of Devonshire, Baroness James de Rothschild, and the Emperor of Russia. Jones also wrote about furniture, tapestry, enamels, other art objects, and about Loyalists from the American Revolution. Jones was a member of the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and member of the National Art Collections Fund and of the Contemporary Art Society, and was awarded honorary M.A. degrees from the University of Wales and Oxford University. Jones died on August 23, 1943, from injuries received from a fall during a blackout.

Charles Parry

19 February 2017, 21:30

He was a prolific author on mainly historical subjects. He died in 1943 of injuries from a fall in a blackout.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.