On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY
- Scottish Art
Knox captured the sweeping grandeur and majestic beauty of the Trossachs and Loch Katrine, as described by Sir Walter Scott in his poem 'The Lady of the Lake'. Its publication in 1810 boosted the number of visitors to the area. In the left foreground of Knox's painting visitors, welcomed by a piper, wait to board a ferry to Ellen's Isle, named after Scott's heroine. Ellen and her exiled father Douglas found Loch Katrine to be a haven of peace and tranquility, the very qualities which mass tourism threatened to undermine.