Patrick Nasmyth

A Landscape (‘The Angler’s Nook’)

1825

Not on display
Artist
Patrick Nasmyth 1787–1831
Medium
Oil paint on mahogany
Dimensions
Support: 302 x 406 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Reference
N00381

Display caption

This picture, with its richly described rocks, water and foliage, dilapidated rural buildings and peaceful angler, fits into the aesthetic formula of the Picturesque. This ideal of textural variety and compositional order governed much landscape painting
after the mid-eighteenth century. By the time this picture was painted the formula was beginning to look old-fashioned, compared to the innovations of artists such as Constable and Crome.

Gallery label, September 2004

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