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John Edward Jones

John Edward Jones

Irish civil engineer and sculptor
John Edward Jones
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Intro Irish civil engineer and sculptor
Was Engineer Civil engineer Artist Sculptor
From Ireland
Type Arts Engineering
Gender male
Birth 2 May 1806, Dublin, Ireland
Death 25 July 1862, Finglas, Ireland (aged 56 years)
Star sign Taurus
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Biography

John Edward Jones (2 May 1806 – 25 July 1862) was a noted Irish civil engineer and sculptor, active in Dublin and London.

Biography

Jones was born in Dublin, the son of miniature painter Edward Jones. As 'J. Jones', architect, 7 Amiens Street, North Strand, Dublin, he exhibited several watercolors at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1828 and 1829, including his View of the Town of Youghall, showing the proposed Chain Bridge (1828) and Design for a Viaduct (1829). He studied engineering under Alexander Nimmo, and for him worked on major engineering projects in Ireland including the building of the bridge at Waterford from 1829-1832 (which he directed). He was listed as a civil engineer in Wilson's Dublin Directory for the years 1833-35 with an office address at the Commercial Buildings, Dame Street. In 1839 he was awarded a Telford Medal in silver and 20 guineas for his paper and drawings on the sewage in Westminster.

In 1840 Jones ceased his engineering practice to become a sculptor in London, with considerable success, particularly in portrait busts of notables including Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1854-1862. Jones died while visiting Finglas, near Dublin, and is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/2850
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65155
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