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Scene near Naples

Scene near Naples

100: Scene near Naples

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Thomas Jones
Trefonnen Powys 1742 - 1803 Pencerrig, Powys

PD.21-1954: Fitzwilliam Museum
Rights held by: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, bought from the Paintings Duplicates Fund

A landowner’s son, Jones had been destined for a career in the church until he entered art school in 1761. From 1763 to 1765, Jones studied under landscape painter Richard Wilson. Wilson encouraged his students to draw from nature, and Jones may have picked up the practice of sketching in oils during this period. In 1776 he went to Italy, spending extended periods in Rome and Naples. While he returned to London in 1783 to manage the family estate, he continued to exhibit at the Royal Academy until 1798.

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Oil on paper
29.4 × 39.6 cm

Created: 1783

Section: Volcanoes

This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century

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