Thomas Jones
Pencerrig 1772

Artwork details

Thomas Jones 1742–1803
Date 1772
Medium Oil paint on paper
Dimensions Support: 318 x 222 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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Thomas Jones aspired to be a classical landscape painter in the manner of his teacher, Richard Wilson (1713-1782). However, he is chiefly remembered today for the important Memoirs he wrote towards the end of his life, and for his original and striking oil sketches. A number of these were made in Wales in his early career, whilst others were painted in Naples towards the end of a seven-year stay in Italy between 1776 and 1783. The best known of his early sketches were executed on trips home to the family estate at Pencerrig, this one being painted in the late summer of 1772.

September 2004