Rufus Matthew Jones (1863-1948)
Watercolor, gouache, and white tempera with touches of charcoal on heavy watercolor paper
Overall: 27 x 21 1/2 in. ( 68.6 x 54.6 cm )
inscriptions: Signature in ink lower right.
Signed at lower right in black ink: "Enit Kaufman"
Rufus Jones, a professor of philosophy and a Quaker, was born in South China, Maine, the son of Edwin and Mary (Hoxie) Jones. He taught philosophy at Haverford College from 1893 to 1934 and became a trustee of Bryn Mawr College in 1896. He was a minister of the Society of Friends, and organized the Friends' Service Committee in 1917. He was also the author of many books, among them "Social Law in the Spiritual World" (1904) and "The Flowering of Mysticism" (1939).
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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