Sale IT150 Lot 2020
ALFRED JONES (AMERICAN, 1819-1900)
RIVER BRIDGE, along with RUINS AND LADY IN DOORWAY OF A STONE HOUSE, ca. 1834
Watercolor, pen and ink on paper: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.
Framed and signed 'AJ 1834'; verso: ink stamp "Estate of Alfred Jones N.A." and ink stamp "Sumpter Priddy III, Inc. # PD2011065.5"; RUINS WITH THATCHED ROOF BUILDING c. 1834, Graphite and ink on paper; 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in., signed and dated lower right: 'A D 1834', unframed; LADY IN DORWAY OF A STONE HOUSE; Graphite and ink on paper; 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in., unframed;
Note: Jones's family immigrated to the United States when he was an infant. He was an apprentice engraver in the Albany, New York printing firm Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, and Edson. In 1834, he moved to New York City and attended the Nation Academy's antique class. The Academy awarded him first prize for his drawing. (see 'Paintings & Sculpture at the Nat. Academy of Design', Vol. 1: 1826-1925, Volume 1 p. 325 (3)
Provenance: Estate of Alfred Jones (# PD2011065.5 - River bridge) and (# PD2011082 - Tree Study)