Attributed to John Knox

Regatta on Glasgow Green

At the time this scene of urban leisure attributed to Knox was painted, Glasgow Green - the city’s oldest park - was the focus of a major civic improvement scheme. This involved large-scale earthworks, planting and building projects. Looking out to the riverbanks and towering civic landmarks, this view of a regatta connects the progress of the city with that of the Clyde.

c. 1820
Oil on canvas