Oil painting -> List of Painters -> Patrick Nasmyth

Early Days:

   Nasmyth was born in Edinburgh and was named after his father's patron, Patrick Miller. He developed an affinity for art at an early age and, on seeing this, his father took a keen interest in developing his son's talent. As a teenager Nasmyth lost the use of his right hand following an accident, forcing him to learn how to paint with his left. He also lost most of his hearing through illness.

Patrick Nasmyth


Personal Details


Patrick Nasmyth

Place of birth


Date of Birth

7 January 1787

Date of Death

17 August 1831






   Much of Nasmyth's work, a great deal of which is undated, depicts his native Scotland, which he continued to paint even after moving to London in 1810. Like his father, he was heavily influenced by the Dutch masters of the 17th century, particularly Meindert Hobbema and Jacob van Ruysdael.

   Nasmyth died of pneumonia-like symptoms, which he contracted shortly after painting a scene just outside London.

   Works Of Patrick Nasmyth:

Work done by Patrick Nasmyth

Work done by Patrick Nasmyth