Alexander Nasmyth
Scottish Painter, 1758-1840 was a Scottish portrait and landscape painter, often called the father of Scottish landscape painting". Edinburgh Castle and Nor'Loch, circa 1780.Born in Edinburgh, he studied at the Royal High School and the Trustees Academy under Alexander Runciman, and, having been apprenticed as an heraldic painter to a coachbuilder, he, at the age of sixteen, attracted the attention of Allan Ramsay, who took the youth with him to London, and employed him upon the subordinate portions of his works. Nasmyth returned to Edinburgh in 1778, and was soon largely patronized as a portrait painter. He also assisted Mr Miller of Dalswinton, as draughtsman, in his mechanical researches and experiments; and, this gentleman having generously offered the painter a loan to enable him to pursue his studies abroad, he left in 1782 for Italy, where he remained two years. Robert Burns, 1787.On his return he painted the excellent portrait of Robert Burns, now in the Scottish National Gallery, well known through Walker's engraving. Political feeling at that time ran high in Edinburgh, and Nasmyth's pronounced Liberal opinions, which he was too outspoken and sincere to disguise, gave offence to many of his aristocratic patrons, and led to the diminution of his practice as a portraitist. In his later years, accordingly, he devoted himself mainly to landscape work, and did not disdain on occasion to set his hand to scene-painting for the theatres. He has been styled, not unjustly, the father of Scottish landscape arte His subjects are carefully finished and coloured, but are wanting in boldness and freedom.

 

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Alexander Nasmyth Castle Huntly. oil painting   

Painting ID::  32814
Alexander Nasmyth
Castle Huntly.
mk81 c.1810 Perthshire

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth The Family of Neil 3rd Earl of Rosebery in the grounds of Dalmeny House oil painting   

Painting ID::  48457
Alexander Nasmyth
The Family of Neil 3rd Earl of Rosebery in the grounds of Dalmeny House
mk190 West Lothian c.1787

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth robert burns oil painting   

Painting ID::  56151
Alexander Nasmyth
robert burns
mk247 1787,oil on canvas,15x12.625 in,38x32 cm,scottish national portrait gallery,edinburgh,uk

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth A Leningrad Theme oil painting   

Painting ID::  74336
Alexander Nasmyth
A Leningrad Theme
A Leningrad Theme cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth At the Isaakievskaya Square in Leningrad oil painting   

Painting ID::  74337
Alexander Nasmyth
At the Isaakievskaya Square in Leningrad
At the Isaakievskaya Square in Leningrad cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth A View of the Town of Stirling on the River Forth oil painting   

Painting ID::  80322
Alexander Nasmyth
A View of the Town of Stirling on the River Forth
A View of the Town of Stirling on the River Forth; Oil on Canvas, 81 x 155 cm cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth A Highland Loch Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  80344
Alexander Nasmyth
A Highland Loch Landscape
A Highland Loch Landscape; Oil on Canvas, 48 x 70 cm. cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth River Forth oil painting   

Painting ID::  84566
Alexander Nasmyth
River Forth
Oil on Canvas, 81 x 155 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Alexander Nasmyth A Highland Loch Landscape oil painting   

Painting ID::  84611
Alexander Nasmyth
A Highland Loch Landscape
Oil on Canvas, 48 x 70 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

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Alexander Nasmyth
Scottish Painter, 1758-1840 was a Scottish portrait and landscape painter, often called the father of Scottish landscape painting". Edinburgh Castle and Nor'Loch, circa 1780.Born in Edinburgh, he studied at the Royal High School and the Trustees Academy under Alexander Runciman, and, having been apprenticed as an heraldic painter to a coachbuilder, he, at the age of sixteen, attracted the attention of Allan Ramsay, who took the youth with him to London, and employed him upon the subordinate portions of his works. Nasmyth returned to Edinburgh in 1778, and was soon largely patronized as a portrait painter. He also assisted Mr Miller of Dalswinton, as draughtsman, in his mechanical researches and experiments; and, this gentleman having generously offered the painter a loan to enable him to pursue his studies abroad, he left in 1782 for Italy, where he remained two years. Robert Burns, 1787.On his return he painted the excellent portrait of Robert Burns, now in the Scottish National Gallery, well known through Walker's engraving. Political feeling at that time ran high in Edinburgh, and Nasmyth's pronounced Liberal opinions, which he was too outspoken and sincere to disguise, gave offence to many of his aristocratic patrons, and led to the diminution of his practice as a portraitist. In his later years, accordingly, he devoted himself mainly to landscape work, and did not disdain on occasion to set his hand to scene-painting for the theatres. He has been styled, not unjustly, the father of Scottish landscape arte His subjects are carefully finished and coloured, but are wanting in boldness and freedom.