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It Came from the Vault: Rarely Seen Works from MAG’s Collection

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20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.6 cm)

Francis Coates Jones
American (1857 - 1932)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Albert Eastwood
Accession Number: 1958.6
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Location: Not currently on view

Francis Coates Jones was born in Baltimore and studied at the Académie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He spent much of his life in New York City, where he was the treasurer of the National Academy of Design and a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His Neoclassical style references the traditions of ancient Greece and Rome as well as the Italian High Renaissance. This painting demonstrates his mastery of texture and surface design in the rich drapes and folds of the woman’s robe.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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Artist's signature, lower left: Francis C. Jones


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When exhibited in 1914, was lent by Mrs. E.A. Webster

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013


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