Three quarter length portrait of William Jones (1675-1749) painted life size wearing a wig and brown suit.
William Jones, the Mathematician by William Hogarth, 1740
© National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas Dimensions: 127 x 102 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £291,720)
- Acquired in:
William Jones was an outstanding mathematician, tutor to the 1st Earls of Hardwicke and of Macclesfield, author and collector of mathematical books and fossils.
Anon, sale Christie's, 16/3/84, lot 59