National Museum Wales Acquires Thomas Jones Sketches

October 29 2020

Image of National Museum Wales Acquires Thomas Jones Sketches

Picture: National Museum Wales

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Museum Wales have purchased two rare sketches by the painter Thomas Jones (1742-1803). Dating to the mid-1770s, these pictures depict a Welsh Landscape with Lead Mines and a View of the River Wye respectively. They were purchased from the Miles Wynn Cato Gallery with the help of a legacy gift made before the lockdown.

Stephanie Roberts, Senior Curator of Historic Art, is quoted saying:

These are wonderful paintings by an artist whose personal vision was ahead of his time. Many of his early oil sketches of Wales are lost to us, after they were stored in a damp cellar when he moved to Italy. These two new discoveries are an exciting new addition to our Welsh landscapes collection, by one of Wales' best-loved historic artists.

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