Planet 226

Simon Williams-Jones reviews
Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue
by Miles Wyn Cato and
Thomas Jones Pencerrig:
Artist, Traveller, Country Squire

by Richard Veasey

Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue

Published by the author, £8.00

In Temple Gardens opposite the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells a bronze figure stands one foot perched on a rock above the plaque ‘Thomas Jones 1742 - 1803’. Just over the border forty miles away in a gallery in Ludlow sits a well-illustrated catalogue of Miles Wyn Cato, the dealer who specialises in, and has done much to champion, Welsh Art. ‘New stock is available from £30 to £9,500’, the introduction reads. It goes on to describe ‘as a rare occasion’ the availability of A Welsh Landscape by Thomas Jones, with its ‘beautifully rendered light of the sky and clouds’, acknowledging the much sought after ‘originality of his genius’ in his popular Italian watercolour views.

Thomas Jones Pencerrig: Artist, Traveller, Country Squire

Y Lolfa, £12.99

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