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A half-length portrait to left, with the sitter wearing a brown coat, large plain white collar and cuffs, a brown skull-cap and holding a paper in his left hand. It was commissioned in 1757 by Sir Edward Littleton, MP, when he was refurbishing his mansion, Teddesley Hall in Staffordshire, and collecting portraits of 'British worthies' for its decoration. Hogarth was commissioned to paint Jones from a well known print by Robert van der Voerst, after a red chalk drawing by van Dyck now at Chatsworth.
oil on canvas
H 91.5 x W 71 cm