Thomas Jones

1742 - 1803

Born in Wales, Jones was a pupil of the landscape painter Richard Wilson from 1763 to 1765. From 1776 to 1783 he was in Italy, living first in Rome before moving to Naples. In the latter city he produced a number of oil studies of neighbouring buildings from the windows of his own apartment which are remarkable for their combination of precision and immediacy.

Portrait of Thomas Jones
Giuseppe Filippo Liberati Marchi, ‘Portrait of Thomas Jones’, 1768, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
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