Charlotte Nasmyth, 1804 - 1884. Artist
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Charlotte Nasmyth, 1804 - 1884. Artist about 1827

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
A member of a large and gifted family, Charlotte was the sixth daughter of the landscape painter Alexander Nasmyth. All the girls were talented artists, trained to draw and paint by their father so that they could run art classes from their Edinburgh home and eventually support themselves independently. Charlotte painted romantic landscapes which were widely exhibited. Dressed in pristine white, and holding a posy of flowers, the sketchbook on which she leans is the only clue to her occupation in this portrait.

Glossary Open

Romantic

Refers to artworks that emphasise drama and emotion.

Romantic

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 2039
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.50 x 63.80 cm (framed: 95.30 x 82.60 x 7.20 cm)
  • Credit Transferred from the National Gallery of Scotland 1964