View of the Town of Stirling on the River Forth
- Art Funded
- 81 x 115 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £6,500 (Total: £27,000)
- Richard Green
Below the dramatic peaks of Ben Lomond and Ben Ledi is Stirling Castle, whose strategic position on the precipitous rock at the narrowing of the Forth Valley has ensured its importance since the twelfth century. Nasmyth was a passionate enthusiast for neo classical ideas. A close friend of Robert Burns and a contemporary of Sir Walter Scott, he sought to express and combine both the Italianate idea of classical beauty and the 'natural' romanticism of the Scottish countryside.
Phillips 12/3/1985, lot 61. Richard Green.