John Jones, M.D. (1729-1791)
Black ink and wash with glazing on paper
Overall: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.6 cm )
Signed: on back:"Saml Folwell. Pinxt New York May 25 1790"
Verso signed and inscribed lower center in black ink: "Saml. Folwell. Pinxt. New York May 25 1790"
Dr. Jones, born at Jamaica, Long Island, was the son of Dr. Evan Jones and a famous physician himself. He began his practice in New York about 1752, served as a surgeon during the French and Indian Wars, and organized the medical department of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. Jones was one of the founders (1770) of New York Hospital and was one of its most celebrated physicians.
Gift of Dr. David Hosack
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