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 Thomas Dow (T.D.) Jones  (1817 - 1891)

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Lived/Active: Ohio/New York      Known for: sculpture-grave stones, portrait bust, statue, medallion

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Works executed by Thomas D. (T.D.) Jones:

Bust of John H. Coleman; Cincinnati, 1842
General W.H. Harrison, colossal bust in stone, for Jacob Hoffner, Esq., and a dolphin for his fountain;
Cincinnati, 1842 Resurrection Pierce, in stone; alto relievo A group of eight figures in freestone.
A colossal status in wood, a fireman in costume, from life; Cincinnati, 1844.
A bust of Hon. Henry Clay, modeled from life; Lexington KY, 1844.
A colossal statue of General Marion, in wood; Cincinnati, 1845.
A basso relievo, three figures in bronze, Arabesque style, for the Catholic Cathedral; Cincinnati, 1846. A statue of the Angel of Hope, in marble; Cincinnati, 1846.
A bust of Dr. Clark; Cincinnati, 1846.
A bust of Delafield Rand, Esq., Cincinnati, 1846.
A bust of Dr. Mason; Cincinnati, 1847.
A statue of Faith, life size; Cincinnati, 1847.
A bust of General Z. Taylor, modeled from life, for the Democrats of Louisiana, 1848.
A bust of Hon. Lewis Cass, Michigan, from life, for the Democrats of Louisiana; 1848.
A bust of Bishop McCloskrey, modeled from life; Detroit MI, 1849.
A bust of grandson of General Cass; 1849.
A bust of General Winfield Scott, modeled from life, by order of the citizens of Detroit; New York City, 1850.
A bust in marble, of General Cass, for citizens of Detroit; 1850.
A medallion of Henry Clay, modeled from life; at Washington, 1851, from which was executed the gold medal to the eminent statesman by the Whigs of New York. This is the latest issue of a copy of the great man taken from life.
A bust of H.L. Stuart, Esq.; New York City, 1851.
A bust of William Vincent Wallace; New York, 1851.
A medallion of C.C.Wright, New York, 1851.
A medallion of T.Addison Richards, Esq., artist; New York City, 1852.
A medallion of General Washington, modeled from a cast taken of his face while President of the United States, and therefore the most correct portrait in existence; 1852.
A medallion of Queen Victoria, modeled by one of Her Majesty's subjects, and has been pronounced a very lifelike embodiment of the reigning monarch of Great Britain; 1852.
A cabinet bust of Augustine Mullett; 1865.
Copy of the Jury Medal of the Great Exhibition; 1852.
A medallion of Mr. Jessup; Sheffield, England, 1852.
A medallion of Hon. Daniel Webster, modeled from life; 1852. This is the last likeness taken of the great statesman.
A cabinet bust of Julia Dean; 1852.
A medallion of Wm. Walcutt, artist; New York City, 1852.
A medallion of His Grace, Archbishop Hughes, from life; 1853.
An alto relievo, a group half the size of life, for a block of marble, to be presented by the Welsh Citizens of New York to the Washington Monument; 1853.
A bust of Zadack Pratt, Esq., of Prattsville NY, 1854.
A bust of N.T.Hubbard, Esq., Merchant, for the Merchant's Exchange, NYC, 1854.
A bust of the Rev. E.H. Chapin, from life; New York, 1854.
A medallion of James H. McCafferty, Esq., artist; New York, 1854.
A medallion of Charles D. Stuart, Esq., the poet; New York, 1855.
A medallion of Jacob Dallas, Esq. artist; NY, 1855.
A bust of George Law; New York, 1855.
During the year of 1856 was mostly engaged making designs for monuments.
A bust of Bancroft, the artist at Lexington KY, 1857.
A bust of J.C.Breckinridge; Lexington KY, 1857.
Made a design for the Pioneer Monument at Cincinnati, in 1859.
A bust of Chief Justice Chase; Columbus, 1858.
A bust of Hon. Thomas Ewing; Lancaster, 1859.
A design of the Perry Monument; Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie, 1859.
A bust of the late President Lincoln; Springfield IL, 1861.
A medallion of Father Collins; 1861.
A bust of W.W.Fosdick; 1863.
A cabinet bust of Capt. Brutton; 1865.
Cabinet bust of the late President Lincoln; 1865.
A colossal statue of a soldier, 12 feet high, executed in stone, for the State of Indiana; 1866.
A colossal statue of a soldier, 12 feet high, executed in stone; Pomeroy OH; 1868.
The Lincoln and Soldiers' Memorial erected in the rotunda of the State Capitol of Ohio; 1872.
A bust of Chase, in marble, for the Supreme Court of the United States; Washington City, 1876.
A bust of Hon. Rev. Johnson; Washington DC, 1876.

Information courtesy of Diane Stewart

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The following biography was submitted June 2004 by Pat Sheldon, great, great grandniece of Thomas D. Jones. 

As a historian of the Jones family, I would like to see Thomas' middle name corrected on the internet and would appreciate your consideration of this on your site.  Thomas signed his works T.D. Jones.  He signed his letters to family with Thomas D. Jones.  I have always seen him referred to as Thomas D. or T.D. Jones in the early news accounts.  I find the Dow name used only among the more recent art sites on the internet.

This particular Welsh family had the tradition for a man to give his son his own given name as a middle name. Thomas' father was David R. Jones. David's father was Richard and his brother Thomas R. Jones. David had sons, Thomas D. (1808-1881), Benjamin D., William D., Hiram D., Richard D., and David D. all with the middle name of David.  Yes, even a David David Jones.

I did not know about his partnership with S.H. Drennon, but I do know he was living in New York from 1851-1855.  However, from what I know of his busy life, I do not believe that he went to England from New York to work.  At the time he was dating seriously the Broadway actress Julia Dean. 

Among Thomas papers one family historian in searching Thomas' papers found mention of a dozen medallions done of New York residents between 1851 and 1852.  He mentions the medallion of Queen Victoria was made in 1852 from a work "modeled by one of her Majesty's subjects" and another of George Washington was done the same year from "a cast taken of his face" during his Presidency.  The Queen was the only royal subject mentioned on this list.

Thomas left New York in 1856 spending some time in Kentucky before returning to Ohio.  He mentions planning monuments but those never came to fruition for lack of funds.  Following the war he modeled colossal statues of Civil War soldiers for the towns of Greensburg, Indiana, and Pomeroy, Ohio.  He was given the commission for a marble statue of Chief Justice Salmon Chase of the Supreme Court in 1876.   His Lincoln and Soldier's Memorial for the capitol in Columbus received much praise.  His last work in 1876 before his health failed was a bust of the attorney on the Dred Scott case, Reverend Johnson.

This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Thomas D Jones was a portrait sculptor and medallionist, who was known for his natural likenesses, primarily in marble, but he also did some work in bronze and some monumental wood carvings as well.  His most popular sculpture was of Abraham Lincoln, completed in 1860 and 1861 just before Lincoln set off for Washington DC to assume the presidency.

Jones was born in New York and moved to Ohio in the 1830's.  He began working in Cincinnati as a stonemason, and by 1842 was creating portrait busts.  In 1844, he completed a bust of Henry Clay.  During the next four decades he worked mainly in Ohio, but also spent time in New York City, Nashville, Detroit, and Boston. 

In 1851 in New York City, he became a partner with S.H. Drennon, a business man, and the company did portrait bust replicas.  It is thought that Jones also traveled to England during this time because several of his subjects were English royalty including Queen Victoria.

Groce & Wallace, The New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America
Peter Hastings Falk (editor), Who Was Who in American Art

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