Alexander Nasmyth


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Nasmyth, Alexander

(nā`smĭth), 1758–1840, Scottish landscape and portrait painter. His Stirling Castle (National Gall., London) is a good example of his simple, picturesque Scottish scenes. His portrait of Robert Burns is in the National Gallery of Edinburgh. His son and pupil, Patrick Nasmyth, 1787–1831, was a celebrated landscapist. His At Penshurst, Kent is in the Metropolitan Museum.
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Alasdair Nichol Senior Vice President and Paintings Specialist at Freemans comments, "The sale traces the complete history of Scottish art from Alexander Nasmyth and David Wilkie, showcasing the pace of artistic change from the 'Glasgow Boys' Hornel, Lavery and Melville, via 'Scottish Colourists', Peploe, Cadell and Hunter, to intimate still lifes by post-war 'Edinburgh School' artists like Anne Redpath and William Gillies.
A world-record price for a work by 19th-century Scottish artist Alexander Nasmyth was fetched at auction in London yesterday.
A Prospect of London, Seen From The Earl of Cassilis's Privy Garden, With Waterloo Bridge Beyond' by Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840) was bought by a private collector on the telephone for pounds 446,650 against several bidders at Bonhams salerooms in New Bond Street.