Thomas Jones (1742–1803)

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Thomas Jones (1742–1803) was the son of a Radnorshire landowner. After two years at Oxford, he left in 1761 without a degree to study painting in London. He spent two years as Richard Wilson's apprentice before starting his independent career in 1765. Jones's friend Giuseppe Marchi was a Roman artist who had accompanied Joshua Reynolds from Italy in 1752 as his assistant.

Thomas Jones (1742–1803)




oil on canvas


H 92 x W 72 cm

Accession number

NMW A 82

Acquisition method

purchased at Sotheby's, 1965

Work type


Inscription description

Stretcher: 1) Thomas Jones, Painter 1742-1803 of Pencerrig Radnorshire (type written) 2) Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood Marble Hill House, Thomas Jones Exhibition 1970, no.93 3) M-Thos Jones son of Thomas Jones Esq. 1768 (in ink) 4) No. 11673 Label: (on frame, reverse, somewhat illegible - appears to read "Major John Jones") Not signed or dated.


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