Early morning near Loch Katrine in the Trossachs, Scotland

John Glover British

Not on view

Known as the "English Claude," after famed seventeenth-century painter Claude Lorrain, Glover here applied that master’s golden Italianate vision to a northern subject. A member of London’s Society of Painters in Water-Colours, the artist demonstrated the medium’s ability to convey atmospheric effects in works that commanded prices second only to those of his contemporary J. M. W. Turner. This exhibition piece depicts a locale bordering the Scottish Highlands, a region then exotic to English viewers. Delicate washes evoke sunlight diffused by mist, and Glover’s distinctive split-brush technique has been used to create fuzzy, layered foliage. Bright touches of light sparkle off a stream and the shoulder of a girl who carries a jug. Shortly after making this work, Glover moved to Tasmania and helped establish Australian landscape painting.

Early morning near Loch Katrine in the Trossachs, Scotland, John Glover (British, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Leicester 1767–1849 Launceston, Tasmania), Watercolor over graphite, with gum arabic

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