A View in Glen Coe, Argyllshire

Alexander Nasmyth (Scottish, 1758–1840)
A View in Glen Coe, Argyllshire, 1814

Oil on canvas
35 x 27 in. (88.9 x 68.8 cm); frame: 44 1/4 x 36 in. (112.4 x 91.4 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated in black ink on verso, bottom stretcher bar
Anonymous Gift, 91.190


ca. 1857, possibly in the collection of William Fairbairn, Manchester, England

?–1983, Collection of a nobleman, England (?)

December 14, 1983, Sale, "Old Master and English Pictures," Christie's, South Kensington (cat. p. 91). Sold as the "property of a nobleman."

?–1991, Private Collection, Indiana

1991, Gift to IU Art Museum from private collection


1819, possibly exhibited at the "Fifty-first Exhibition of the Royal Academy," Royal Academy, London (no. 94, as "View of the Pass of Glen Coe")

1857, possibly exhibited at the "Art Treasures of the United Kingdom Exhibition," Manchester, England (cat. no. 148: Alexander Nasmyth, "Glencoe")

September 20-December 21, 2008, "The Grand Tour: Art and Travel, 1740-1914," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

Catalogue Raisonné

Cooksey, J.C.B. Alexander Nasmyth, 1758–1840: A Man of the Scottish Renaissance. Scotland: Whittingehame House Publishing, 1991. (cat. no. S57 A)

Alternate Titles

Scottish Mountain Scene

Glencoe (?)

View of the Pass of Glen Coe (?)


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.