John Knox

South Western View from Ben Lomond

About this artwork

  • title:
    South Western View from Ben Lomond
  • accession number:
    NGL 002.97
  • artist:
    John KnoxScottish (1778 - 1845)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • measurements:
    Canvas size: 63.80 x 157.60 cm (framed: 82.70 x 176.60 x 6.60 cm)
  • credit line:
    Collection of Allan and Carol Murray on long term loan to the National Galleries of Scotland

John Knox

John Knox

John Knox was one of Scotland's most significant and original landscape painters. His family moved to Glasgow in 1799 and he may have trained with Alexander Nasmyth. As well as fairly conventional views of the Clyde valley and other picturesque sites, composed in the classical tradition, he produced some highly unusual and dramatic panoramas, taken from unusual viewpoints, such as the top of a mountain. Knox was also an influential teacher; Horatio McCulloch and Daniel McNee are both associated with the older artist.