Charlotte Jones Princess Charlotte of Wales, 1796 - 1817. About 1816 - 1817 Reproduced courtesy of a private collection on long term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland


Born 1768
Died 1847
Nationality English

Jones moved to London to study miniature painting following the death of her father. She worked with the fashionable artist, Richard Cosway and became one of the best imitators of his small-scale work, with Cosway teaching her “to add softness and delicacy to her naturally vigorous touch”. She exhibited her miniatures, mostly painted on ivory, at the Royal Academy from 1801-23. In 1808 she was appointed ‘Miniature Painter to the Princess Charlotte of Wales’, and painted a series of twelve miniatures of the princess at different stages of her life.