John Knox (1778-1845)
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John Knox (1778-1845)

In the Highlands

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John Knox (1778-1845)
In the Highlands
oil on canvas
36 x 50 in. (91.5 x 127 cm.)
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.

Lot Essay

Knox was born in Paisley, the son of a yarn merchant. In 1817 his name appears as a teacher of drawing at 40 Dunlop Street in Glasgow. Four years later the title 'Landscape Painter' was added to this entry in the Glasgow Street Directory and we know that Daniel MacNee, Horatio McCulloch and William Leighton Leach came to this studio as pupils. Between 1828 and 1836 Knox lived in London and exhibited works at the Royal Academy and British Institute. He returned to Glasgow in 1836, but moved to Keswick in 1840, dying there in January 1845. Knox is known for his panoramic landscapes. He travelled around the west coast of Scotland as shown by a collection of lithographs Scottish Scenery drawn upon Stone by John Knox which was published in 1823. Knox was possibly influenced by William Daniell's A Voyage round Great Britain (1813-25). He was an important influence in the development of art in Glasgow, both as a teacher and as a painter.
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