John Knox

The Nelson Monument, Glasgow Green

About this artwork

  • title:
    The Nelson Monument, Glasgow Green
  • accession number:
    D 5439.1
  • artist:
    John KnoxScottish (1778 - 1845)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • materials:
    Pen and brown ink over pencil on paper
  • date created:
    1810 - 1817
  • measurements:
    11.50 x 19.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with support by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1997

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.