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Joseph Blackburn (1700 - 1765)

Lot 5: JOSEPH B. BLACKBURN~~ [1700-1763]

Christie's

May 23, 1990
New York, NY, US

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Portrait of Mrs. Thomas Jones [nee Mary Harvey] dated Pinxt: Octor 1752 and inscribed Natus Sept 14 1729 1.1 oil on canvas 50 x 40 in. [127 x 101.6 cm.] Provenance Mrs. Thomas James, Bermuda Mrs. Ormand T. Middleton, Hamilton, Bermuda, her great-granddaughter Kenneth Jones, London, Ontario, her nephew Lloyd Peniston Jones, Paget, Bermuda Francis Jones, Colorado Springs LITERATURE C.H. Collins Baker, "Notes on Joseph Blackburn and Nathaniel Dance", The Huntington Library Quarterly, vol IX, no. Nov., 1945, p. 40 L.P. Jones, Notes on the Jones Family of bermuda, Paget, Bermuda 1947, pp. 47, 48, 71, 127, illus. J.H. Morgan and H. W. Foote, "An Extension of Lawrence Parke's Descriptive List of the Work of Joseph Blackburn." The American Antiquarian Proceedings, vol. XLVI, Part I, April 16, 1936 [reprinted Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 1937], pp. 26, 34-35, no 100 The Odd Picture, Distinctive and Yet Not Necessarily Predictable Efforts by Recognized Masters, All Modern in Their Several Ways, New York, Nov, 1984, p. 5. 36, 37, no. 2, illus. Mary Harvey [1729-1780] became the wife of Colonel Thomas Jones [1725-1904], the eldest son of General Francis Jones and a fourth generation descendent of Colonel Francis Jones, in 174. She bore nine children, four sons and five daughters. Colonel Thomas Jones pursued a military career as a young man and in 1757 was elected to the House of Assembly in which capacity he served on many political committees. In 1780 he was appointed President, Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of the Bermuda Islands. Mary [Harvey] Jones was the daughter of John Harvey and a sister of Chief Justice John Harvey.

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