John Knox (1778-1845)

Artist Name John Knox (1778-1845)
Title The Head of the Glen Argyllshire
Description This really beautiful Scottish 19th century landscape oil painting is attributed to circle of John Knox. The painting is entitled Head of the Glen Argyllshire. It is clearly rather special as painted with great artistry. The tones and detail to the trees and hills are magnificent as is the depth perspective. Housed in a lovely ornate gilt frame.
Provenance Suffolk estate. Faded exhibition label verso with details.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 29 x 19 inches
Frame Housed in an ornate gilt frame, 39 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography John Knox (1778-1845) was one of Scotland's most significant and original landscape painters. His family moved to Glasgow in 1799 and he may have trained with Alexander Nasmyth. As well as fairly conventional views of the Clyde valley and other picturesque sites, composed in the classical tradition, he produced some highly unusual and dramatic panoramas, taken from unusual viewpoints, such as the top of a mountain. Knox was also an influential teacher; Horatio McCulloch and Daniel McNee are both associated with the older artist.
Price £4800
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