William Jones, the Mathematician by William Hogarth

Three quarter length portrait of William Jones (1675-1749) painted life size wearing a wig and brown suit.

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 127 x 102 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £291,720)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Christie's

William Jones was an outstanding mathematician, tutor to the 1st Earls of Hardwicke and of Macclesfield, author and collector of mathematical books and fossils.

Provenance

Anon, sale Christie's, 16/3/84, lot 59

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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