Thomas Jones (1742-1803)

An Artist Rediscovered

Edited by Ann Sumner and Greg Smith; With contributions by Christopher Riopelle, Charles Nugent, Peter Bower, Lindsay Stainton, Kate Lowry, Bethany McIntyre and Oliver Fairclough

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Although Thomas Jones was a talented Welsh landscape artist and a pupil of Richard Wilson, there has been little published about his life and work. This comprehensive catalogue offers groundbreaking essays by leading Jones scholars and presents over 150 paintings from throughout the artist’s career, many of which have never been published before. It provides for the first time a full view of this important artist and his appealing works and is the catalogue for a major exhibition in Wales and England celebrating the bicentenary of Thomas Jones’s death.

Ann Sumner is curator (fine art) at the National Museums and Galleries of Wales.

“The catalogue is wonderful; brilliantly composed and designed with every work reproduced in colour.”—Stephen Somerville, The Art Book

"This exhibition catalog is so sumptuously illustrated that one can indeed imagine Jones painting while surrounded by nature. . . . Advanced students and researchers will benefit the most from the essays on Jones’s reputation, education in the studio of Richard Wilson, Italian experience, and late work in Wales. General audiences will be drawn to this book for its contributions to the larger history of 18th-century painting and to landscape studies in art, literature, and geography. Highly recommended."—Choice

"The lush color images are a pleasure to view, and some fascinating examples of infrared images show the artist’s under-work process. Don’t let this underrated Welsh artist and piece of Welsh history slip though the cracks—this is an excellent addition for large art collections."—Library Journal

ISBN: 9780300099232
Publication Date: June 10, 2003
Publishing Partner: Published in association with The National Museums and Galleries of Wales
304 pages, 9 1/2 x 11
50 b/w + 150 color illus.