George Jones (painter)

George Jones (painter)

George Jones (6 January 1786 - 19 September 1869) was a British painter, and Keeper of the Royal Academy, most famous for his paintings of military subjects.

The only son of John Jones, an engraver, he became a student at the Royal Academy in 1801. He joined the militia during the Peninsular War, volunteering for active service, and was part of the army of occupation in Paris after the Battle of Waterloo. After the war he resumed his art career, winning prizes and fame for his paintings of military engagements. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1822, a full member in 1824, becoming its librarian, and from 1840 to 1850 its keeper.

It is said that he bore a strong resemblance to his hero, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and was sometimes mistaken for him.

He married Gertrude Anne Loscombe in 1844.

He died in Park Square, Regent's Park on 19 September 1869.

External links

* [ Jones at the Royal Academy of Arts Collection]
* [ Jones at the Royal Collection]
* [ Jones at the Tate Collection]
* [ Art by George Jones at the National Portrait Gallery]
* [ Works by Jones at ArtCyclopedia]
* [ Painting on the Niagara Campaign in the War of 1812]
* [ Jones at Find A Grave]

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