Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Jones: Departure and Return from School

John Jones after William Redmore Bigg

DULCE DOMUM or the Return from SCHOOL [&] BLACK MONDAY or the Departure for SCHOOL

A magnificent pair of mezzotint engravings by John Jones (Principal Engraver to His Majesty The Duke of York) after the paintings by William Redmore Bigg, published in London in 1790.

John Jones (1745 - 1797) was a mezzotint and stipple engraver of decorative subjects after his contemporaries. He lived and worked in London and his talent as an engraver of exceptional merit was rewarded by being appointed Engraver to both the Prince of Wales and The Duke of York. This pair of domestic scenes depicting a young boy leaving home for boarding school and returning for the holidays are amongst his best known and most accomplished pieces


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