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George Jones (1786 - 1869)

The Smoking House at Chelsea

1834

Oil on canvas

Height: 70.5cm
Width: 91.5cm

Museum number: P307

Curatorial note

Soane was appointed as the surveyor of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea in 1807 and presumably commissioned this picture in remembrance of scenes that he had witnessed at the Hospital during the Peninsula War at the time of the battle of La Coruna in 1809.

Literature

Soane, Description, p.91
Bolton, Portrait, 1927, p.480
Hichberger, J. 'Captain Jones of the Royal Academy', Turner Studies, 3/1 (1983), pp.14-20
Soane. J., 'Description of the Residence of Sir John Soane', Tenth Edition, 1920


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