Image
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

The generalised features of this broad, sweeping landscape prevent a precise identification of the site, but it is likely to be a sketch made in Italy. According to his 'Memoirs', Jones also made oil studies in his native Wales on three occasions in the 1770s before departing for Italy in 1776. The farm buildings in the middle ground resemble those found in both Italy and Wales.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1742 - 1803
Full title
Landscape with a Distant View of the Sea (Italy)
Date made
late 1770s?
Medium and support
Oil on paper mounted on board
Dimensions
14.7 x 22.1 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L841
Location in Gallery