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Painter, Water color painter, Wood cutter, copperplate engraver, Engraver, Illustrator, b. 1895 - d. 1974

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            • David Jones (1895-1974) Seven autograph letters signed (‘David Jones’), Ha
              Dec. 15, 2023

              David Jones (1895-1974) Seven autograph letters signed (‘David Jones’), Ha

              Est: £2,000 - £3,000

              David Jones (1895-1974) Seven autograph letters signed (‘David Jones’), Harrow, 23 August...

              Christie's
            • David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Head of a Woman
              Nov. 29, 2023

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Head of a Woman

              Est: £2,000 - £3,000

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Head of a Woman signed with initials and dated 'D.J. March 48' (lower right) charcoal and pastel on paper 50 x 37cm (19 11/16 x 14 9/16in).

              Bonhams
            • David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Benedicite
              Nov. 29, 2023

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Benedicite

              Est: £2,000 - £3,000

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Benedicite signed with initials and dated 'DMJ 25' (lower right), inscribed 'BENEDICITE UNIVERSA/GERMINANTIA IN TERRA/DOMINO' (to edges) watercolour, pen and ink and pencil on paper 9.5 x 7cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4in).

              Bonhams
            • David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Knight in Armour (Executed circa 1930)
              Nov. 29, 2023

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Knight in Armour (Executed circa 1930)

              Est: £1,000 - £1,500

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Knight in Armour inscribed 'for the wricked dragon in wraps on the xystus or/newly-strigil'd, bow-shanked, up from the plunge, praefectus/alae, half, pay:' (on sheet verso) pencil on paper 32.5 x 18cm (12 13/16 x 7 1/16in). Executed circa 1930

              Bonhams
            • David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Sketch for Queen and Table (Tristan and Isolde) (Executed circa 1948)
              Nov. 29, 2023

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Sketch for Queen and Table (Tristan and Isolde) (Executed circa 1948)

              Est: £1,200 - £1,800

              David Jones C.H. C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) Sketch for Queen and Table (Tristan and Isolde) pencil on paper 56 x 40.5cm (22 1/16 x 15 15/16in). Executed circa 1948

              Bonhams
            • David Jones,  Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925; 
              Nov. 29, 2023

              David Jones,  Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925; 

              Est: £500 - £800

              David Jones,  British 1895-1974 -  Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925;  pencil on paper, 13 x 12 cm (ARR)  Provenance:  Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame);  private collection  Exhibited:  Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London, 'David Jones (1895-1974)', 1989, cat. no.11 illus. in cat. p.20 (with an introductory essay by David Blamires)  Note:  The Golden Cockerel Press ran from 1920 to 1961. From 1924 it was run by the wood engraver Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), who was also one of the founding members of the Society of Wood Engravers. Jones was one of a number of artists, including John Nash, Eric Gill and Mabel Annesley who created illustrations for the press. 

              Roseberys
            • Flower Piece
              Nov. 22, 2023

              Flower Piece

              Est: £12,000 - £18,000

              David Jones 1895 - 1974 Flower Piece signed DavidJ. and dated 49 (lower right) pencil, gouache, crayon, watercolour, colour pencil and pastel on paper unframed (sheet): 77.5 by 57cm.; 30½ by 22½in. framed: 87 by 65.5cm.; 34¼ by 25¾in. Executed in 1949.

              Sotheby's
            • § David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British 1895-1974) Man and Woman
              Oct. 27, 2023

              § David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British 1895-1974) Man and Woman

              Est: £2,500 - £3,500

              § David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British 1895-1974) Man and Woman pen, ink and watercolour on paper (28.8cm x 25.7cm (11 1/4in x 10 1/8in)) Provenance Austin Desmond Fine Art, London; Private Collection, London.

              Lyon & Turnbull
            • § David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British 1895-1974) Flowers on the Windowsill, Sidmouth, circa 1930
              Oct. 27, 2023

              § David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British 1895-1974) Flowers on the Windowsill, Sidmouth, circa 1930

              Est: £5,000 - £8,000

              § David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British 1895-1974) Flowers on the Windowsill, Sidmouth, circa 1930 pencil and watercolour on paper (62.5cm x 50cm (24 1/2in x 19 5/8in)) Provenance Anthony D'Offay, London, where acquired by Miss Juliet Plant, 1979; Brownsword Hepworth, London, where acquired by the current owner, 2006.

              Lyon & Turnbull
            • Attributed to David Jones CH (1895-1974)
              Oct. 17, 2023

              Attributed to David Jones CH (1895-1974)

              Est: £1,000 - £1,500

              Attributed to David Jones CH (1895-1974) ▴ Attributed to David Jones CH (1895-1974) Untitled watercolour over pencil 49.5 x 62cm, unframed Provenance: Gifted to the current owners by family friend and artist, David Cooper. It is believed Cooper was given the painting by David Jones in lieu of payment. Condition Report: Tape applied to two long edges of paper, discolouring and staining to edges of paper and surface dirt, some rubbing. Several pin holes to corners of paper.

              Sworders
            • λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), HORSES GRAZING; FAWNS SITTING; SLEEPING FAWN; BIG CAT; CAT RESTING
              Oct. 05, 2023

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), HORSES GRAZING; FAWNS SITTING; SLEEPING FAWN; BIG CAT; CAT RESTING

              Est: £2,000 - £3,000

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974)HORSES GRAZING; TWO FAWNS SITTING; SLEEPING FAWN; BIG CAT; CAT RESTINGEtching Each signed (lower right) and numbered 15/20; Ed 20; 1/20; 4/20; 3/20 respectively (lower left) Born on 1st March 1896 in Brockley, Kent, David Jones navigated the realms of painting, illustration, poetry, and engraving with equal brilliance. He was a true polymath, integrating his various artistic pursuits into a singular and distinctive style that defied categorisation.In 1909, at the age of fourteen, Jones entered the Camberwell School of Art, however at the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted in the London Welsh Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and spent 1915 to 1918 fighting at the front in France and seeing action at Ypres in the Battle of Passchendaele. The horrors and traumas of war profoundly influenced his work, and themes of sacrifice, mortality, and spirituality became central to his artistic expression. His deep Catholic faith, nurtured from an early age, also played a significant role in shaping his artistic vision.In January 1921, Jones joined the Ditchling Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, founded in 1919 by Hilary Pepler and Eric Gill as a religious fraternity for craftsmen. It was here that he learnt wood engraving and during the winter of 1924 he spent Christmas with Gill at the monastery at Capel-y-ffin, Abergavenny. Rediscovering his Welsh roots, Jones spent most of the next three years painting the rugged landscape of the Black Mountains. Dr Paul Hills comments on his work of this period: The move from the relaxed, ample curves of the Sussex Downs...to the irregular inflexions of the Welsh hills and coast, effected a release from the borrowed idiom in which he had been working. In an autobiographical talk he told how he discovered, between 1924 and 1926, a fruitful direction for his work, particularly under `the impact of the strong hill-rhythms and the bright counter-rhythms of the afonydd dyfroedd (water-brooks)'. (Exhibition catalogue, David Jones, Tate Gallery, London, 1981, p.24) As a painter, Jones excelled in capturing the essence of landscapes, often infusing them with a sense of mystical beauty and symbolism. His works exhibited a meticulous attention to detail and a mastery of techniques, blending elements of traditionalism with modernist influences. Whether depicting natural scenes, religious imagery, or historical events, his paintings possessed an ethereal quality that is as relevant and contemporary today as it was when painted.

              Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
            • λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), THE HOLY FAMILY
              Oct. 04, 2023

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), THE HOLY FAMILY

              Est: £6,000 - £8,000

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974) THE HOLY FAMILY Watercolour Signed with initials and dated '1924' (lower right)16.5 x 16cm (6¼ x 6¼ in.)Provenance:Gifted by the artist to Clare Pepler, a member of the Ditchling Community and thence by decentChristie's, South Kensington, 20th Century British Art Including the Olga Davenport Collection, 25 March 2009, lot 51, titled 'Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus and the Donkey', where purchased by Robert Kime Born on 1st March 1896 in Brockley, Kent, David Jones navigated the realms of painting, illustration, poetry, and engraving with equal brilliance. He was a true polymath, integrating his various artistic pursuits into a singular and distinctive style that defied categorisation.In 1909, at the age of fourteen, Jones entered the Camberwell School of Art, however at the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted in the London Welsh Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and spent 1915 to 1918 fighting at the front in France and seeing action at Ypres in the Battle of Passchendaele. The horrors and traumas of war profoundly influenced his work, and themes of sacrifice, mortality, and spirituality became central to his artistic expression. His deep Catholic faith, nurtured from an early age, also played a significant role in shaping his artistic vision.In January 1921, Jones joined the Ditchling Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, founded in 1919 by Hilary Pepler and Eric Gill as a religious fraternity for craftsmen. It was here that he learnt wood engraving and during the winter of 1924 he spent Christmas with Gill at the monastery at Capel-y-ffin, Abergavenny. Rediscovering his Welsh roots, Jones spent most of the next three years painting the rugged landscape of the Black Mountains. Dr Paul Hills comments on his work of this period: The move from the relaxed, ample curves of the Sussex Downs...to the irregular inflexions of the Welsh hills and coast, effected a release from the borrowed idiom in which he had been working. In an autobiographical talk he told how he discovered, between 1924 and 1926, a fruitful direction for his work, particularly under `the impact of the strong hill-rhythms and the bright counter-rhythms of the afonydd dyfroedd (water-brooks)'. (Exhibition catalogue, David Jones, Tate Gallery, London, 1981, p.24) As a painter, Jones excelled in capturing the essence of landscapes, often infusing them with a sense of mystical beauty and symbolism. His works exhibited a meticulous attention to detail and a mastery of techniques, blending elements of traditionalism with modernist influences. Whether depicting natural scenes, religious imagery, or historical events, his paintings possessed an ethereal quality that is as relevant and contemporary today as it was when painted.

              Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
            • λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), PIETA
              Oct. 04, 2023

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), PIETA

              Est: £800 - £1,200

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974)PIETA Etching Signed and dated '26' (lower right) numbered '2-20' (lower left) Plate 15 x 12cm (5¾ x 4½ in.)Born on 1st March 1896 in Brockley, Kent, David Jones navigated the realms of painting, illustration, poetry, and engraving with equal brilliance. He was a true polymath, integrating his various artistic pursuits into a singular and distinctive style that defied categorisation.In 1909, at the age of fourteen, Jones entered the Camberwell School of Art, however at the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted in the London Welsh Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and spent 1915 to 1918 fighting at the front in France and seeing action at Ypres in the Battle of Passchendaele. The horrors and traumas of war profoundly influenced his work, and themes of sacrifice, mortality, and spirituality became central to his artistic expression. His deep Catholic faith, nurtured from an early age, also played a significant role in shaping his artistic vision.In January 1921, Jones joined the Ditchling Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, founded in 1919 by Hilary Pepler and Eric Gill as a religious fraternity for craftsmen. It was here that he learnt wood engraving and during the winter of 1924 he spent Christmas with Gill at the monastery at Capel-y-ffin, Abergavenny. Rediscovering his Welsh roots, Jones spent most of the next three years painting the rugged landscape of the Black Mountains. Dr Paul Hills comments on his work of this period: The move from the relaxed, ample curves of the Sussex Downs...to the irregular inflexions of the Welsh hills and coast, effected a release from the borrowed idiom in which he had been working. In an autobiographical talk he told how he discovered, between 1924 and 1926, a fruitful direction for his work, particularly under `the impact of the strong hill-rhythms and the bright counter-rhythms of the afonydd dyfroedd (water-brooks)'. (Exhibition catalogue, David Jones, Tate Gallery, London, 1981, p.24) As a painter, Jones excelled in capturing the essence of landscapes, often infusing them with a sense of mystical beauty and symbolism. His works exhibited a meticulous attention to detail and a mastery of techniques, blending elements of traditionalism with modernist influences. Whether depicting natural scenes, religious imagery, or historical events, his paintings possessed an ethereal quality that is as relevant and contemporary today as it was when painted.

              Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
            • λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), NANT-Y-BWCH III
              Oct. 04, 2023

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), NANT-Y-BWCH III

              Est: £7,000 - £10,000

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974)NANT-Y-BWCH III Pencil and watercolour Inscribed and dated 'Nant-y-Bwch, Capel 1925' (verso)38.9 x 27.5cm (15¼ x 10¾ in.)Provenance:Anthony d'Offay, London, where purchased by Barnabas McHenryChristie's, South Kensington, 20th Century British Art Including Works from the Collection of Bannon and Barnabas McHenry, 17 December 2008, lot 13, where purchased by Robert KimeBorn on 1st March 1896 in Brockley, Kent, David Jones navigated the realms of painting, illustration, poetry, and engraving with equal brilliance. He was a true polymath, integrating his various artistic pursuits into a singular and distinctive style that defied categorisation.In 1909, at the age of fourteen, Jones entered the Camberwell School of Art, however at the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted in the London Welsh Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and spent 1915 to 1918 fighting at the front in France and seeing action at Ypres in the Battle of Passchendaele. The horrors and traumas of war profoundly influenced his work, and themes of sacrifice, mortality, and spirituality became central to his artistic expression. His deep Catholic faith, nurtured from an early age, also played a significant role in shaping his artistic vision.In January 1921, Jones joined the Ditchling Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, founded in 1919 by Hilary Pepler and Eric Gill as a religious fraternity for craftsmen. It was here that he learnt wood engraving and during the winter of 1924 he spent Christmas with Gill at the monastery at Capel-y-ffin, Abergavenny. Rediscovering his Welsh roots, Jones spent most of the next three years painting the rugged landscape of the Black Mountains. Dr Paul Hills comments on his work of this period: The move from the relaxed, ample curves of the Sussex Downs...to the irregular inflexions of the Welsh hills and coast, effected a release from the borrowed idiom in which he had been working. In an autobiographical talk he told how he discovered, between 1924 and 1926, a fruitful direction for his work, particularly under `the impact of the strong hill-rhythms and the bright counter-rhythms of the afonydd dyfroedd (water-brooks)'. (Exhibition catalogue, David Jones, Tate Gallery, London, 1981, p.24) As a painter, Jones excelled in capturing the essence of landscapes, often infusing them with a sense of mystical beauty and symbolism. His works exhibited a meticulous attention to detail and a mastery of techniques, blending elements of traditionalism with modernist influences. Whether depicting natural scenes, religious imagery, or historical events, his paintings possessed an ethereal quality that is as relevant and contemporary today as it was when painted.

              Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
            • λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), SPIRIT IN AN ORCHARD
              Oct. 04, 2023

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974), SPIRIT IN AN ORCHARD

              Est: £10,000 - £15,000

              λ DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974)SPIRIT IN AN ORCHARD Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour Signed and dated 26 (lower left) 38 x 55cm (14¾ x 21½ in.)Born on 1st March 1896 in Brockley, Kent, David Jones navigated the realms of painting, illustration, poetry, and engraving with equal brilliance. He was a true polymath, integrating his various artistic pursuits into a singular and distinctive style that defied categorisation.In 1909, at the age of fourteen, Jones entered the Camberwell School of Art, however at the outbreak of the First World War he enlisted in the London Welsh Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and spent 1915 to 1918 fighting at the front in France and seeing action at Ypres in the Battle of Passchendaele. The horrors and traumas of war profoundly influenced his work, and themes of sacrifice, mortality, and spirituality became central to his artistic expression. His deep Catholic faith, nurtured from an early age, also played a significant role in shaping his artistic vision.In January 1921, Jones joined the Ditchling Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, founded in 1919 by Hilary Pepler and Eric Gill as a religious fraternity for craftsmen. It was here that he learnt wood engraving and during the winter of 1924 he spent Christmas with Gill at the monastery at Capel-y-ffin, Abergavenny. Rediscovering his Welsh roots, Jones spent most of the next three years painting the rugged landscape of the Black Mountains. Dr Paul Hills comments on his work of this period: The move from the relaxed, ample curves of the Sussex Downs...to the irregular inflexions of the Welsh hills and coast, effected a release from the borrowed idiom in which he had been working. In an autobiographical talk he told how he discovered, between 1924 and 1926, a fruitful direction for his work, particularly under `the impact of the strong hill-rhythms and the bright counter-rhythms of the afonydd dyfroedd (water-brooks)'. (Exhibition catalogue, David Jones, Tate Gallery, London, 1981, p.24) As a painter, Jones excelled in capturing the essence of landscapes, often infusing them with a sense of mystical beauty and symbolism. His works exhibited a meticulous attention to detail and a mastery of techniques, blending elements of traditionalism with modernist influences. Whether depicting natural scenes, religious imagery, or historical events, his paintings possessed an ethereal quality that is as relevant and contemporary today as it was when painted.

              Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
            • David Jones, Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925
              Sep. 12, 2023

              David Jones, Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925

              Est: £800 - £1,200

              David Jones, British 1895-1974 - Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925; pencil on paper, 13x 12 cm (ARR) Provenance: Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame); private collection Exhibited: Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London, 'David Jones (1895-1974)', 1989, cat. no.11 illus. in cat. p.20 (with an introductory essay by David Blamires) Note: The Golden Cockerel Press ran from 1920 to 1961. From 1924 it was run by the wood engraver Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), who was also one of the founding members of the Society of Wood Engravers. Jones was one of a number of artists, including John Nash, Eric Gill and Mabel Annesley who created illustrations for the press.

              Roseberys
            • DAVID JONES C.H., C.B.E. (English,1895 - 1974). Animals Resting, 1927, Limited edition drypoint of an edition of 20. Pencil signed and
              Jul. 27, 2023

              DAVID JONES C.H., C.B.E. (English,1895 - 1974). Animals Resting, 1927, Limited edition drypoint of an edition of 20. Pencil signed and

              Est: $500 - $700

              DAVID JONES C.H., C.B.E. (English,1895 - 1974). Animals Resting, 1927, Limited edition drypoint of an edition of 20. Pencil signed and dated at base (lower right hand corner). Framed. Not examined out of frame. Alternative title: "Animals at Rest." - Plate: 4.75 x 6.75 inches; sight: 5.5 x 7.5 inches; frame: 10 x 12 inches

              Sloans & Kenyon
            • Jones (David, 1895-1974). The Whale vomits out Jonah, 1926, wood engraving, signed
              Jul. 20, 2023

              Jones (David, 1895-1974). The Whale vomits out Jonah, 1926, wood engraving, signed

              Est: £300 - £400

              Jones (David, 1895-1974). The Whale vomits out Jonah, 1926, wood engraving, signed AR * Jones (David, 1895-1974). The Whale vomits out Jonah (The Book of Jonah), 1926, wood engraving on thin pale cream japan laid paper, an unnumbered artist's proof, signed and dated lower right, image size 85 x 95 mm (3 3/8 x 3 3/4 ins), sheet size 266 x 202 mm (10 1/2 x 8 ins) QTY: (1) NOTE: Provenance: Collection of the artist Leonard McComb (1930-2018).

              Dominic Winter Auctions
            • Jones (David, 1895-1974). Life in Death, 1929..., and others
              Jun. 15, 2023

              Jones (David, 1895-1974). Life in Death, 1929..., and others

              Est: £300 - £500

              Jones (David, 1895-1974). Life in Death, 1929, original proof engraving on wove paper, one of ten impressions (according to hand-written note to verso of the frame), plate size 17.5 x 13.75 cm, sheet size 25 x 21.5 cm, mount stained, framed and glazed, together with three further copper engravings by David Jones for the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner (The Albatross, The Death-Fires & The LIfe in Death, all from the edition of 70 impressions issued in 1971, unsigned, each mounted QTY: (4) NOTE: Cleverdon E186.

              Dominic Winter Auctions
            • ARR may apply DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974)
              Jun. 14, 2023

              ARR may apply DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974)

              Est: £8,000 - £12,000

              ARR may apply DAVID JONES (BRITISH 1895-1974) CRUCIFIXION - 'TYWYSOG CARIAD' inscribed BRENHNV CARIAD on the cross pencil and coloured crayon 31.1 x 24.2cm; 11 1/2 x 9 1/2in 47 x 40cm; 18 1/2 x 15 3/4in (framed) Property of a European Collector Provenance: Anthony d'Offay, London Christopher Gibbs, Clifton Hampden Sale, Christie’s, London,The Manor House at Clifton Hampden, Home of Christopher Gibbs, 25 September 2000, lot 328 Purchased at the above sale by present owner Exhibited: London, The Tate Gallery, David Jones, 1981, no. 62, illustrated in the catalogue Literature: Agenda, 'David Jones Special Issue', 1967, illustrated Executed circa 1929, Twysog Cariad and Brenhynu Cariad are Welsh for Prince of Love and King of Love. Jones developed the theme of the Crucifixion in the 1920s in all his favoured media, including as a woodcut, in pencil and crayon, in watercolour and as a free standing wood carving. Of all these iterations, the present example appears to be one of the largest. The last comparable work to be offered at auction was in the David Bowie sale at Sotheby's on 11th November 2016, lot 101, which sold for £93,750. Described by Kenneth Clark as 'a remarkable genius', as a writer Jones was praised by both T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden, in particular for his epic modernist poem In Parenthesis. Started in 1928 and published ten years later, his verse captures his harrowing time in the trenches in the the First World War. It was an experience that affected his work, especially in the decade that followed, and inspired his strong Christian faith. Another deep rooted source of inspiration was his strong Welsh heritage. Already, when in his 'teens at Camberwell School of Art he was committed to becoming an illustrator of Welsh history. After the War Jones studied at Westminster School of Art under Bernard Meninsky (see lot 41). He converted to Catholicism in 1921 and moved out of London to Ditchling to join Eric Gill and his family in Sussex. There he learnt wood engraving and became postulant in the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic, the community founded by Gill dedicated to work, faith and domestic life. When Gill left the Guild in 1924 to move with some of the community to a former monastery at Capel-y-ffin north of Abergavenny in Wales Jones followed, spending the next few years working in the Black Mountains and at the Benedictine Monastery on Caldy island, off the Pembrokshire coast. Jones was naturally drawn to working on paper, finding pencil and watercolour far more sympathetic to his purpose than oil paint. His sensitivity to his media is especially acute in the present work. Describing the drawing technique that characterised Jones' work during the 1920s, Paul Hills comments: 'The individual marks of pencil and brush share a distinctive character, irregular yet rhythmic, tremulous yet bold. He has rediscovered the handwriting of sharp jabs... which will become the unmistakable signature of his visual art. Individually these marks may appear graceless, undisciplined, even messy; yet at the right distance they signal across the paper in vibrant patterns. The matrix of white paper is crucial to this essential linear art; the character of each touch must tell.' (exh. cat. David Jones, 1981, p. 25). Throughout his life his deeply held religious conviction determined much of what he drew and painted; there was invariably a spiritual element underlying even the most anodyne subject. Biblical themes that he drew on for inspiration ranged from the Madonna and Child to the Mocking of Jesus and the Paschal Lamb as well as the present theme. But in each he reflected his own very personal, often folkloric and typically Welsh character. As Gill said of Jones' aesthetic: 'What concerns him is the universal thing showing through the particular thing... The eye sees particular things, but the man's delight in the physical vision is checked by the mind's apprehension informing it' (exh. cat. David Jones, 1981, p. 19). In the Agenda special issue of 1967 dedicated to David Jones' work published by William Cookson, it was noted that the present work is an 'Unfinished study for the proposed work illustrating the Oblation and Immolation of the Cross and of the Altar in a Welsh hill-setting'. In the catalogue accompanying the 1981 Tate Gallery retrospective on David Jones, curator Paul Hills comments that the drawing is 'one of Jones's first statements of the inseparable nature of the Crucifixion and the Eucharist', a theme later taken up in his poem The Fatigue.' (exh. cat. David Jones, 1981, p. 91). ARR may apply

              Olympia Auctions
            • DAVID JONES,  BRITISH 1895-1974 -  STUDY FOR THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS COLOPHON, C.1925;  PENCIL O
              Jun. 06, 2023

              DAVID JONES,  BRITISH 1895-1974 -  STUDY FOR THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS COLOPHON, C.1925;  PENCIL O

              Est: £1,000 - £2,000

              David Jones,  British 1895-1974 -  Study for the Golden Cockerel Press Colophon, c.1925;  pencil on paper, 20.4 x 16 cm (ARR) Provenance: Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London, SN2233-12A (according to the label attached to the reverse of the frame); private collection Exhibited: Austin / Desmond Fine Art, London, 'David Jones (1895-1974)', 1989, cat. no.12 (with an introductory essay by David Blamires) Note:  The Golden Cockeretl Press ran from 1920 to 1961. From 1924 it was run by the wood engraver Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), who was also one of the founding members of the Society of Wood Engravers. Jones was one of a number of artists, including John Nash, Eric Gill and Mabel Annesley who created illustrations for the press. 

              Roseberys
            • † After David Jones (1895 - 1974), March, wood engraving, Wolseley Fine Arts label verso, 9 x 8 cm, framed and glazed, frame 32 x 22cm, with 'David Jones in Ditchling' catalogue; Paul Catherall (b.1967), Pallant House Gallery, signed dated 2006...
              Feb. 23, 2023

              † After David Jones (1895 - 1974), March, wood engraving, Wolseley Fine Arts label verso, 9 x 8 cm, framed and glazed, frame 32 x 22cm, with 'David Jones in Ditchling' catalogue; Paul Catherall (b.1967), Pallant House Gallery, signed dated 2006...

              Est: £150 - £250

              † After David Jones (1895 - 1974), March, wood engraving, Wolseley Fine Arts label verso, 9 x 8 cm, framed and glazed, frame 32 x 22cm, with 'David Jones in Ditchling' catalogue; Paul Catherall (b.1967), Pallant House Gallery, signed dated 2006 and numbered 36/250 in pencil, four colour lino print, 29 x 22 cm, framed and glazed, frame 43 x 33 cm; Peter Iden (1945 - 2012), 'Downland Forms, Winter', signed inscribed and numbered 2/195 in pencil, colour print, 61 x 61 cm, framed and glazed, frame 81.5 x 81 cm Qty: (3)

              Dawsons Auctioneers
            • DAVID JONES C.H., C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974). Animals at Rest, circa 1927, Etching on Japon paper. Pencil noted as "Proof," titled and
              Feb. 09, 2023

              DAVID JONES C.H., C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974). Animals at Rest, circa 1927, Etching on Japon paper. Pencil noted as "Proof," titled and

              Est: $150 - $250

              DAVID JONES C.H., C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974). Animals at Rest, circa 1927, Etching on Japon paper. Pencil noted as "Proof," titled and signed at base. Unframed. Note: The artwork is not glued down to a hard surface; it is mounted with hinges to a removable back board. - Image: 5 x 7 in; Sheet: 8 x 10.5 in

              Sloans & Kenyon
            • David Jones Tate Gallery 1981 Exhibition Poster
              Jan. 24, 2023

              David Jones Tate Gallery 1981 Exhibition Poster

              Est: $50 - $500

              DESCRIPTION: David Jones (American, 1895-1974). Exhibition poster for David Jones 1981 show at Tate Gallery. Text reads in poster: "David Jones The Tate Gallery 22 July - 6 September 1981 Weekdays 10-6 Sundays 2-6 Admission 6op students & pensioners 3op Ticket includes entry to CEri Richards exhibition Recorded information 01-821 7128. Printed lower "David Jones The Farm Door 1937 Designed by Sue Fowler Published by the Tate Gallery Publications Department, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG Printed in Great Britain by The Hillingdon Press, Uxbridge, Middlesex". Mounted in a gold toned metal frame. CIRCA: 1981 ORIGIN: England DIMENSIONS: Image H: 29.5" W: 19.12", & Frame H: 35.62" W: 25.37" Have a similar item to sell? Contact: [email protected]. CONDITION: Great condition. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email ([email protected]) or SMS (305)-332-9274. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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            • DAVID JONES (1895-1974) Girls at Mass, 1940, Head of a Woman verso Pencil, 52 x 32cm Provenance: Wi
              Nov. 08, 2022

              DAVID JONES (1895-1974) Girls at Mass, 1940, Head of a Woman verso Pencil, 52 x 32cm Provenance: Wi

              Est: €1,000 - €1,500

              DAVID JONES (1895-1974) Girls at Mass, 1940, Head of a Woman verso Pencil, 52 x 32cm Provenance: With New Art Centre, London

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            • JONES, David (1895-1974, illustrator) – COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) The Rime of the Ancient
              Oct. 21, 2022

              JONES, David (1895-1974, illustrator) – COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) The Rime of the Ancient

              Est: £500 - £800

              JONES, David (1895-1974, illustrator) – COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, with ten engravings on copper by David Jones. Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. JONES, David (1895-1974, illustrator) – COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) /The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, with ten engravings on copper by David Jones. /Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. *Presentation copy from the artist to The Countess of Avon*, of an unnumbered copy of one of 400 copies, from an overall edition of 470 copies. This commission by Douglas Cleverdon contains the last engraving executed by David Jones before he was forced to give up the medium due to eye strain. Large quarto (319 x 254mm). 10 engraved plates by David Jones, all but two full-page. Original white linen-backed blue boards (extremities lightly rubbed and soiled). /Provenance/: David Jones (ink presentation inscription dated 1956 on limitation leaf to:) – The Countess of Avon

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            • DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Untitled (Flowers with Thorns) DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Untitled
              Oct. 21, 2022

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Untitled (Flowers with Thorns) DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Untitled

              Est: £600 - £1,000

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Untitled (Flowers with Thorns) DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Untitled (Flowers with Thorns)/ etching in black with handcolouring, 1929, on wove paper, initialed and dated in pencil, dedicated /For Clarissa '56/, with wide margins Plate 50 x 44 mm. Sheet 99 x 81 mm.

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            • DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Ex Devina Pulchritudine DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Ex Devina Pulch
              Oct. 21, 2022

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Ex Devina Pulchritudine DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Ex Devina Pulch

              Est: £4,000 - £6,000

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Ex Devina Pulchritudine DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Ex Devina Pulchritudine/ signed and inscribed 'Dafyd j. a'i wnaeth' (lower left), dated 'MCMLVI' (lower right), signed and dated again 'David Jones/June 1956.' and extensively inscribed (on the reverse) pencil and gouache on paper 15 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (39.4 x 47.7 cm.) Executed in 1956.

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            • DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Cat Asleep DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Cat Asleep/ signed and dated
              Oct. 20, 2022

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Cat Asleep DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Cat Asleep/ signed and dated

              Est: £10,000 - £15,000

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) Cat Asleep DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /Cat Asleep/ signed and dated 'David J 30' (lower right) pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper 24 3/4 x 19 1/4 in. (62.9 x 48.9 cm.) Executed in 1930.

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            • DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /St. Dominic/ signed 'DAVID JONES' (on the underside) carved oak, uniq
              Oct. 20, 2022

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /St. Dominic/ signed 'DAVID JONES' (on the underside) carved oak, uniq

              Est: £8,000 - £12,000

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974) /St. Dominic/ signed 'DAVID JONES' (on the underside) carved oak, unique 28 3/4 in. (73 cm.) high Carved /circa /1923.

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            • David Jones CBE (1895-1974) SHEEP AND BIRDS IN THE PARK, 1932
              Sep. 26, 2022

              David Jones CBE (1895-1974) SHEEP AND BIRDS IN THE PARK, 1932

              Est: €12,000 - €18,000

              David Jones CBE (1895-1974) SHEEP AND BIRDS IN THE PARK, 1932 watercolour with Fine Art Society [London] label on reverse h:19  w:24 in. Provenance: Artist's estate; Anthony d'Offay, c.1979; Private collection; Fine Art Society, London, 2005; Private collection Exhibited: 'The Twentieth Century', The Fine Art Society, London, 2005, catalogue no. 13

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            • David Jones (1895-1974)
              Aug. 09, 2022

              David Jones (1895-1974)

              Est: £100 - £150

              David Jones (1895-1974) ? David Jones (1895-1974) 'Everyman', 1929; 'Female Yahoo Embraces Gulliver', 1925 two, wood engravings, the second bears Wolseley Fine Art gallery label verso blocks 14 x 16.5cm and 5.5 x 12.5cm (2) Condition Report: Largest framed size: 32.5 x 42cm. Not viewed out of glazed frames, Female Yahoo generally appears to be in good condition, Everyman has some time stainting and foxing emerging, but is well-presented, please see images for details of this.

              Sworders
            • † David Michael Jones (1895-1974) Welsh, 'Two Horses', 1926, limited edition etching, numbered 7/20, pencil signed, 12.5 cm x 15 cm, together with another etching by the same hand, 17.5 cm x 13.5 cm, each framed and glazed.
              Jun. 30, 2022

              † David Michael Jones (1895-1974) Welsh, 'Two Horses', 1926, limited edition etching, numbered 7/20, pencil signed, 12.5 cm x 15 cm, together with another etching by the same hand, 17.5 cm x 13.5 cm, each framed and glazed.

              Est: £150 - £250

              † David Michael Jones (1895-1974) Welsh, 'Two Horses', 1926, limited edition etching, numbered 7/20, pencil signed, 12.5 cm x 15 cm, together with another etching by the same hand, 17.5 cm x 13.5 cm, each framed and glazed. From the collection of John La Rose (1927-2006) and Sarah Swinburne White (d.2022), founders of New Beacon Books: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_La_Rose

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            • David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) St Peter
              Nov. 23, 2021

              David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) St Peter

              Est: £2,000 - £3,000

              David Jones C.H., C.B.E. (British, 1895-1974) St Peter signed with initials 'DMJ' (lower right), dated '1922' (lower left) watercolour and pencil on paper 13 x 7cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/4in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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            • § David Jones CH, CBE (British 1895-1974)
              May. 27, 2021

              § David Jones CH, CBE (British 1895-1974)

              Est: £1,500 - £2,500

              § David Jones CH, CBE (British 1895-1974) Girl Holding Flowers signed and dated 'Dai J 39' (lower right) pencil and wash 36 x 25cm Footnote: Provenance: Michael Richey MBE Hon FRIN (1917-2009), gifted by him to David Nash, Crawley, West Sussex Private collection, Surrey Exhibited: Wales, Welsh Arts Council, National Museum of Wales, 1972 London, The National Book League, Word and Image. 4, David Jones, 1972, cat.no.95 Literature: Nicolete Gray, The Paintings of David Jones, John Taylor/Lund Humphries Publishers in association with The Tate Gallery, London, 1980, pl.59 (col.ill) A copy of Nicolete Gray's book is included with the present lot.

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            • *Walter David Jones (1895-1974)
              May. 18, 2021

              *Walter David Jones (1895-1974)

              Est: £200 - £300

              *Walter David Jones (1895-1974) *Walter David Jones (1895-1974) The Deluge; Crucifixion woodblock, artist's proof image 16.5 x 14.3cm and 16.5 x 11.7cm (2) *Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

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            • DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974)" Cath GartrefDAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974),
              Mar. 02, 2021

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974)" Cath GartrefDAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974),

              Est: £12,000 - £18,000

              DAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974)" Cath GartrefDAVID JONES, C.H. (1895-1974), Cath Gartref, signed and dated 'David J/30' (lower right), pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper, 24 ½ x 19 in. (62.3 x 48.2 cm.), Executed in 1930."

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)

              Est: £60 - £80

              DAVID JONES (1895–1974) The Pelican in its Piety signed and dated David J 29 (lower right) engraving, unframed image:11.5 x 8.7 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in) sheet: 18.5 x 14 cm (7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in) Published in 1929: S. T. Coleridge, David Jones (illus.), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)

              Est: £100 - £200

              DAVID JONES (1895–1974) The ship was cheered, the harbour cleared copper engraving 5 x 8.5 cm (2 x 3 1/4 in) LITERATURE: S.Taylor, D. Jones (illustrator), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, David Cleverdon, 1929

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895-1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895-1974)

              Est: £100 - £200

              DAVID JONES (1895-1974) Everyman wood engraving, unframed image: 14 x 16 cm (5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in) sheet: 29.5 x 23 cm (11 1/2 x 9 in) Originally published in: W. Carter, A Survey by Douglas Cleverdon, The Engravings of David Jones Douglas Cleverdon, 1981

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)

              Est: £60 - £80

              DAVID JONES (1895–1974) The Three Kings signed and dated David Jones/26 (lower right) engraving, unframed image: 9.6 x 7.3 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in) sheet: 19 x 14. 3 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in)

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)

              Est: £100 - £200

              DAVID JONES (1895–1974) The Crucifixion woodcut 16.3 x 11.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in) PROVENANCE: with the Gregynog Press, from whom purchased by the present owner

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)

              Est: £80 - £120

              DAVID JONES (1895–1974) St Jonas with fish woodcut 16.2 x 12.5 (6 1/4 x 5)

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)

              Est: £800 - £1,200

              DAVID JONES (1895–1974) The full collection of thirteen plates, from The Book of Jonah wood engravings, on wove paper, unframed image (v): 22.5 x 17 cm (8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in), and similar sheet (v): 28.5 x 22 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in), and similar Originally published for The Book of Jonah, The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926 (13)

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895-1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895-1974)

              Est: £800 - £1,200

              DAVID JONES (1895-1974) A group of nine plates, six of which from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner engraving, unframed image (i): 17.5 x 13.5 cm (6 3/4 x 5 1/4 in), and similar sheet (i): 30.5 x 23.5 cm (12 x 9 1/4 in), and similar (i-vi) Originally published in 1929: S. T., Coleridge, David Jones (illus.), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Douglas Cleverdon (9) Plates included in the lot: Going to Church (2); With my crossbow, I shot the albatross; The Bride has gone into the Hall; The mariners work the ropes; Instead of the cross, the albatross about my neck was hung; Animals and Shepherds; Nativity with Animals and Shepherds; Nativity with Animals and Shepherds

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            • § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § DAVID JONES (1895–1974)

              Est: £1,000 - £2,000

              DAVID JONES (1895–1974) Study of a girl brown ink 32 x 20 cm (12 1/2 x 7 3/4 in) Executed circa 1948 PROVENANCE: with Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, where purchased by the present owner

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            • § David Jones CH, CBE (British 1895-1974)
              Feb. 25, 2021

              § David Jones CH, CBE (British 1895-1974)

              Est: £100 - £200

              § David Jones CH, CBE (British 1895-1974) Female Yahoo Embraces Gulliver, 1925 wood engraving 7 x 14cm

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            • David Jones (1895-1974) IN PARANTHESIS. 1937
              Dec. 09, 2020

              David Jones (1895-1974) IN PARANTHESIS. 1937

              Est: £1,200 - £1,800

              JONES, David (1895-1974). In Parenthesis. London: Faber and Faber, 1937. First edition, first impression, a fresh copy in a bright dustjacket. The Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, In Parenthesis is Jones’s richly allusive epic poem based on his experiences in the First World War. It was praised by W.B. Yeats and W.H. Auden as a masterpiece of modern literature, while T.S. Eliot described it as ‘a work of genius’ (‘Introduction’ to 1961 edition). Octavo (220 x 137mm). 2 plates after Jones, one map. Original cream cloth; original printed dustjacket (dustjacket with small nicks at head of spine, closed 40mm tear at foot of front panel, faintly marked at extremities).

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