The Swaneveltine Style of Painting: Mr. and Mrs. Cruickshank, to Give Instructions in Glasgow, in December 1833
An advertisement on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 2nd of December, 1833, reads:
“THE SWANEVELTINE STYLE OF PAINTING,
(NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME INTRODUCED.)
MR. & MRS. CRUICKSHANK, from BRUNSWICK
SQUARE, LONDON, and GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH,
the Inventors of the above Style of LANDSCAPE PAINTING,
respectfully intimate to the Nobility, Gentry, and Inhabitants of
Glasgow, that they purpose to give instructions in this elegant
Style of Painting, which has been so universally admired and
practised, with unceasing pleasure and delight.
Mr. & Mrs. Cruickshank invite an early inspection of their Specimens,
as their engagements in other places will preclude their remaining long
in this town.
This new and attractive Style of Landscape Painting, possesses all the
beauty of Oil Painting, without any of its injurious qualities. The
advantages are, that it is not Mechanical, that it is the easiest method of
sketching from nature, and the process is so simple and easy, that it can
be acquired in a few Lessons, by persons of any age, whether they have
cultivated a talent for Drawing or not.
Mr. & Mrs. Cruickshank have had the honour of giving Instruction to the
first families of distinction in Scotland, and to their Royal Highnesses
the Duke de Bordeaux, the Princess Louisa, Maria Theresa, and to her
Grace the Duchess de Goutaut.
MRS. McKINLAY’S LODGINGS,
109, West George Street.”