Samuel John Egbert Jones (1797 - 1861)
Oil on Canvas
Overall size 28” x 22” / 71cm x 56cm
Samuel J. E. Jones painted principally hunting, shooting and fishing scenes, and appeared to paint them mainly between 1820-49, some other subject matters were also tackled later in his life, but he is known for these renditions primarily. The paintings capture the outdoor life of the typical ‘well-to-do’ Georgian/Victorian gentleman perfectly, the rural life and pursuits of the leisured classes, with their dogs chasing out the prey for their masters, or the companionship of their friends on a fishing expedition, were all his subjects. Little is known of this artist’s life, beyond his enthusiasm for the English countryside and way of life.
Here, we have a beautiful example of his work, probably painted in 1828; it depicts a beautiful black horse in a natural landscape. Signed and dated bottom lower right. The painting is on canvas that has been laid onto a wooden panel probably around 100 years ago. There is no damage to the painting so this was probably done to remedy frayed tacking edges. The painting has had a full clean and re-vanrished. The frame is in good condition and has been recently gilded in 23.5CT gold and ready to hang.
A Black Hunter by Samuel John Egbert Jones (1797 - 1861)
Signed/dated lower right and held within a gilt frame.
Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board
Overall size: 28” x 22” / 71cm x 56cm
Year of creation: c. 1828
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame 23Ct Gilded.
Artist’s auction maximum: £12,500