Thomas Jones

1742-1803 Wales/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Thomas Jones was born in Cefnllys, Radnorshire, Wales, in 1742. He was a painter of landscapes, mainly of Wales in the Italianate style, influenced by his master Richard Wilson. His fellow student from Saint Martin's Lane Academy, John Hamilton Mortimer, painted staffage into his paintings as he was weak on figures. Jones became a fellow of the Society of Artists in London before travelling to Italy in 1776. He remained there for six years and broadened his influences considerably. His return to London did not yield much success, and he settled at his inherited estate in Pencerrig for his later years. His Memoirs of Thomas Jones of Pencerrig was published in 1951.

 

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Italianate
Landscape

An Imaginary Italianate Landscape

An Imaginary
Landscape

An Imaginary Landscape with a Traveller

Lake
Albano-Italy

Lake Albano-Italy

Santa Maria a Cappella Nuova

Santa Maria a Cappella Nuova

The Death
of Orpheus

The Death of Orpheus

View of the
Campi Flegrei

View of the Campi Flegrei from the Camaldolese Convent near Naples

A Wall
in Naples

A Wall in Naples

Buildings
in Naples

Buildings in Naples

Houses
in Naples

Houses in Naples


Rooftops-
Naples

Rooftops-Naples

Ruined Buildings-
Naples

Ruined Buildings-Naples

The Grotto at
Posillipo

The Grotto at Posillipo

The Vale
of Pencerrig

The Vale of Pencerrig

View on the
River Wye

View on the River Wye

Landscape with
Dido and Aeneas

Landscape with Dido and Aeneas


The Bard

The Bard