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Charles Jones, born in Wolverhampton in 1866, was a gifted professional gardener who created typographical photographs of plants, fruit and vegetables during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As a gardener Jones worked on several private estates including Ote Hall, Sussex, where he received great praise for his work. Despite the professionalism of his photography, each print skilfully composed and toned, Jones never once sought to publish or exhibit his photographs.

Towards the end of his life Jones had becoe somewhat of a hermit, living for many years in a house with no running water or electricity and neglecting to claim his pension. At the time of his death in 1989, aged 92, almost no one was aware that he was a photographer at all. Jones’ photographs w...

Darwin Tulips - Charles Jones

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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