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Loch Ness

Photo credit: Highland Council

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Loch Ness has inspired countless people for centuries with its legends and natural beauty. Jane Nasmyth’s painting is interesting, not only for its subject but also for being painted by a female artist of the Victorian era.

Jane Nasmyth was the eldest daughter of Alexander Nasmyth. Jane, along with at least three of her sisters and two of her brothers, was a well-known Scottish artist working in oils and watercolour. Her depiction of Loch Ness with Dochfour House is topographical in approach yet still evokes the picturesque and romantic landscape tradition of the Victorian era.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (High Life Highland)



Loch Ness


oil on canvas


H 60 x W 75 cm

Accession number

INVMG 1981.270

Acquisition method

purchased from the Fine Art Society of the Channel Islands by the Inverness Common Good Fund

Work type


Inscription description

1. cartouche: 'Loch Ness/Jane Nasmyth Ex 1826–1866'. 2. 'A View of Loch Ness with Dochfour House'


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