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.
1742 - 1803
Paintings by Thomas Jones
A Wall in Naples is not much larger than a postcard. The shuttered windows, irregular pattern of scaffolding holes, patchy cement and water stain from chamber pots thrown out of the window are the freshly observed details of a particular wall, although Jones may have adjusted these slightly to en...