John Clerk of EldinBorn: 1728
Place of Birth: Penicuik
John Clerk of Eldin, born in Penicuik and educated at The University of Edinburgh, was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. He was well known for publishing work about naval tactics and as a merchant, but after his retirement he devoted his time to the study of geology, architecture and art. He started etching in his 40s, and produced over one hundred in his lifetime, mostly of landscapes and historical buildings.
Cambuskenneth Abbey and Stirling View details
Stirling from Kinneil View details
Stirling from Kinneil1776etching and drypointH:8cm W:20cmSoldDumbarton Castle from the West View details
Dumbarton Castle from the Westetching and drypointH:12cm W:28cmSoldDunfermline View details
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