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Last NameNasmyth    
Given NameAlexander    
alt. NamesA. N. ; sometimes mis-spelled Naesmyth / Nasmit / Nesmyth ;     
Marriage    
Children6 artist daughters & Patrick Nasmyth (1787-1831), ->James Hall Nasmyth (1808-190) inventor of steam hammer, amateur astronomer, draughtsman & photogr.    
Year born1758 in Edinburgh    
Year died1840    
Place of deathEdinburgh    
Father's occupation    
Relatives    
EducationRoyal High School & Trustees Academy, apprentice to coachbuilder & painter Allan Ramsay    
Country of ActivityScotland, UK    
Worked forJohn Bell (1763-1820): Principles of Surgery (1801-8) ; A. Nasmyth: Researches Structure Diseases of Teeth (1849) ;    
Patronageemployed by members of the Scottish nobility in the improvement and beautification of their estates    
Collaboratorsengraver ->Daniel Lizars ;    
Techniquesanatomical, topographical and technical drawing (esp. bridges), also landscape painting & portraiture    
Sample(s)www.library.utoronto.ca/anatomical/RBAI060/0001-0-0.jpg    
Archival sourcesNational Galleries of Scotland: www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/artists-a-z/n/artist/alexander-nasmyth    
Published sourcesEncyclopædia Britannica 19 (11th ed.) ; James Nasmyth’s Autobiography (1883) ;    
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