Dumbarton Castle and Town with Ben Lomond by Alexander Nasmyth

This is a view of Dumbarton with its castle and the distant Ben Lomond taken from the southern bank of the Clyde.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 x 49.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,751 ( Total: £12,643)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Sotheby's

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.

Provenance

Acquired by James Watt from the artist's studion in 1817; then by descent.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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