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Ashby 1913
Ashby 1913
Thomas Ashby
'Thomas Jenkins in Rome' in Papers of the British School at Rome
Macmillan & Co. Ltd
London, UK
Secondary published
The Sackler Library, University of Oxford
Vol. 6 no. 8, pp. 487-511. The article investigates the role of Thomas Jenkins [Jenkins] as a painter and in the trade in antiques in Rome during the latter half of the 18th century. Much of it, including the two appendices, is concerned with Jenkins's career after Wilson had left Rome, however.
Re Jenkins's presence in Rome at the same time as Wilson, Ashby notes: 'In 1753 we find him back in Rome: he appears in the parish registers of S. Lorenzo in Lucina as living with the landscape painter Richard Wilson in a house near the north end of the west side of the Piazza di Spagna, between the Via della Croce and the Via delle Carrozze: in 1758 he joined one John Plimer [John Plimmer, c. 1725-1761] in a house in the upper part of the Corso, on the left coming from the Piazza del Populo, a little beyond No. 18, where Goethe lived. In 1760 Plimer left him and he remained there until 1764. He was always indicated as a painter in the registers up till the year 1773; and in the session of January 11th, 1761, he was created 'accademico di merito' of the Academy of S. Luke [ ... ] His portrait indeed still hangs in their rooms.' (p. 488)