Mock Orange [Philadelphus]

Ida Jones (1874-1959)
oil on canvas board
Circa: July, 1952
Size: 20" (w) x 16" (h) (sight)
Mockorange, (Philadelphus), is a shrub with a citrus scent and has white blossoms that bloom in the late spring to early summer. A portion of this painting can be seen in the upper left corner of the photo herein— Jones in her living room/studio.

Ida Jones, the daughter of a former slave, had ten children and at the age of seventy-two began painting. Self-taught, her work focuses on local (Chester County, PA) landscapes, still-lifes and Biblical stories. The Chester County Historical Society held a retrospective exhibit in 1995 and Jones was recently included in “We Speak: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1920s-1970s," 2015.

Literature: Starting Anew After Seventy: The Story of Ida Ella Jones, Primitive Artist, by Ida J. Williams, 1980. To Everything a Season: The Art and Life of Ida Jones, by Beverly Sheppard and Roberta Townsend, 1995.


HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE.

Condition: Excellent. Original frame.

Price: $6,800.00

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