Charles Jones

Main Gallery

November 10, 2006 – January 6, 2007

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tomato Perfection, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Potato Windsor Castle, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Beet Globe, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Turnip Green Globe, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Bean Longpod, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Pea Early Giant, c.1900
8 1/8 X 6 1/8 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Dwarf Bean, Sutton's Masterpiece, c.1900
8 1/8 X 6 1/8 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Plum Prince of Wales, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tulips (Breeder) Bacchus, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Pea Rival, c.1900
8 1/4 X 5 5/8 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tomato Ailsa Craig, c.1900
9 3/4 X 7 1/2 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Bean Runner, c.1900
9 1/2 X 7 5/8 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tulip, c.1900
15.24 X 10.8 cm
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tulip May Flowering, c.1900
9 5/8 X 7 5/8 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tulip, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Leek Prizetaker, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Turnip Green Globe, c.1900
7 5/8 X 9 3/8 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tritoma uvaria, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Cucumber Ridge, c.1900
15.24 X 10.8 cm
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Radish White Olive, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Plum Monarch, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Pear Brockworth Park, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Larry's Perfection, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Turnip Early Six Weeks, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Quillin's Golden Gage, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 1/8 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Celery Wright's White, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Collerette Dahlia Pilot, c.1900
6 X 4 1/4 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Vegetable Marrow Long White, c.1900
4 1/4 X 6 inches
Gold toned gelatin silver print; printed c.1900

Charles Jones 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Celery Standard Bearer, c.1900
9 5/8 X 7 1/2
Gold toned gelatin silver print, printed c.1900

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of still life photographs by British born Charles Jones. Viewed as a proto-Modernist and outsider artist, Jones, a humble English gardener and photographer working at the turn of the 20th century, is one of art’s most mysterious and recent discoveries. Jones’ work came to light in 1981, when discovered in a trunk at an antiques market in London. The only clue to the identity of the photographer were the initials “C.J.” or sometimes the signature “Charles Jones” that was scrawled on the backs of the prints along with fastidious notations giving the precise name of each of the subjects.  But the story of the photographer remained unknown until a woman, seeing the photographs on BBC television, identified them as the work of her grandfather, a gardener who worked at several private estates between the years 1894 and 1910.