(b. 1742, Trevonen, Wales, d. 1803, Pencerrig, Wales)
Houses in Naples1776-83
Oil on paper
British Museum, London
Although Thomas Jones, a Welsh painter, painted some ambitious classical landscapes, he is now best known for his remarkable fresh and unaffected oil sketches done in and around Naples and Rome. They are among the earliest British examples of this kind of open-air sketch and have a directness that looks forward to Corot.