This design layout is good if you want to have a lot of text in the work.
With the thumbnails positioned on either the left or right, it makes the main image smaller, which then allows more room for the text.
Consider having thumbnails either above or below the main image.
Text on the right with main image on the left. Double row thumbnails on left. (similar layout to Homepage and Example 1)
Text - Single column on the right.
Note: Adding thumbnails on the sides, resizes the main image accordingly.