View of the Clyde from Faifley and Duntocher by John Knox (1778-1845). Oil on canvas. c. 1816. 91.4 x 147.2 cm.; framed: 112 x 170 cm. Photographs and text by Jacqueline Banerjee; photograph taken with permission, for the review of the exhibition linked below. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]
This work is so Romantic in feeling, with sunset colouring the clouds and indeed the whole landscape, but still allowing smaller, meticulously detailed glimpses of rural life — women with baskets who have been gathering produce, a house with smoke rising from one of its chimneys, cattle, some of them now lying down contentedly in the meadow. It is a picturesque and sentimental view of the countryside at a time when it was changing, and before very long the artists would register that change in their own work.
- The painting in its frame
- "A Window into Scottish Art" at the Lightbox, Woking (23 April - 3 July 2022) [Review]
Lightbox Final Fleming Object List (provided by The Lightbox, Woking, for reviewers of the exhibition there).
Last modified 21 September 2021