Panoramas in Glasgow

Panoramas were among the most popular forms of entertainment in the 19th century, and Glasgow was a favourite destination for these travelling works of art which were painted on vast expanses of canvas, and made to look as realistic as possible. Their subjects ranged from great battles and naval victories, to views of Venice, Paris and London. Glasgow’s John Knox (1778-1845), the landscape artist, produced a number of these works including panoramas of his home town and Moscow.

For further information, please see: George Fairfull-Smith, The Wealth of a City: A ‘Glance’ at the Fine Arts in Glasgow Volume One: 1641-1830, 2010.