Interesting News. Francis Coates Jones (American, 1857-1932). Oil on canvas.
Jones’ early work consisted primarily of sentimental genre scenes set in richly decorated interiors. Although he initially painted in a tight, academic manner, with much attention to detail, Jones’s style became broader in execution after about 1910, reflecting the influence of Impressionism. Around the same time, he began to put a greater emphasis on informal scenes of women at leisure in both interior and outdoor settings.