A bold army officer competes with a modest civilian for the affections of a bashful young woman. Mezzotint by W.O. Geller, 1797, after S. Jones.

  • Jones, S.E. (Artist)
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About this work


The three of them sit at table. The army officer thrusts a glass of wine towards the woman. The other man, seated next to the woman, is outraged by his boldness. The woman looks bashfully away


London (96, Cheapside) : Pubd. by Lewis & Co, printsellers, 1797.

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 48.2 x 53.8 cm


Military attack. Painted by S.E. Jones. Engraved by W.O. Geller

References note

Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts; a complete dictionary of contributors, vol. IV, London 1906, p. 280


Wellcome Collection 3136778i

Creator/production credits

Two painters called S. Jones are listed by Algernon Graves, loc. cit., as working at or around this time: Miss Sophia Jones, miniature painter, who exhibited seven works at the Royal Academy from 1789 to 1800, and Mrs S. Jones, painter, who exhibited nineteen works at the Royal Academy between 1806 and 1812. The present work is not listed by Graves



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