Artist: John Clerk of Eldin

Date of Birth:
1728
Date of Death:
1812
Relatives:
Married Robert Adam's sister
Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Visited Moffat where he took the waters

Associates:

Robert Adam, Paul Sandby

Bibliography:

John Clerk of Eldin, Geoffrey Bertram, Edinburgh, 1978.

 

A View of the Leadmines at Wanlockhead 1775, W S Harvey and G Downs Rose, Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Antiquarian and Natural History society, third series, Vol. 54.

Notes:

His wife Susannah was a sister of the architects Adam.

 

May also have visited Galloway in connection with his illustration of Hutton’s geological work, for instance his Veining: Cairnsmore of Fleet. 

 

Image of artist by kind permission of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland, on loan to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – John Clerk of Eldin, 1728 – 1812 by James Saxon.

 

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