This is a view of Dumbarton with its castle and the distant Ben Lomond taken from the southern bank of the Clyde.
Dumbarton Castle and Town with Ben Lomond by Alexander Nasmyth, 1816
© Hunterian Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 32 x 49.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,751 ( Total: £12,643)
- Acquired in:
It is unusual due to its depiction of the early industrial development of this part of the Clyde, and the smoking glass furnaces of the town of Dumbarton are a recognisable intrusion into the otherwise wild landscape.
Acquired by James Watt from the artist's studion in 1817; then by descent.
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