Home > Artists > Robert Buchan Nisbet

Robert Buchan Nisbet RSA RSW RBA RI (1857-1942)

Robert Buchan Nisbet RSA RSW RBA RI (1857-1942)

Robert Buchan Nisbet was a Scottish landscape painter, renowned for his pictures of sweeping rural scenes. He worked primarily in watercolour, and his traditional style is compared to that of David Cox and Peter de Wint. Throughout his lifetime, he exhibited both nationally and internationally, but always remained devoted to his native Scotland; he was a founding member of the Scottish Society of Artists and its second president.
Robert Buchan Nisbet was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 1 July 1857, the youngest son of John Nisbet and his wife, Isabella (née Waldie). Throughout his childhood, the family lived on George Street in the centre of Edinburgh, where his father was a successful house painter, employing twenty men and three boys.
Nisbet’s earliest artistic influence is likely to have come from his eldest brother, Pollock Sinclair, who was nine years his senior and who would also go on to become a notable artist. Pollock studied under Horatio McCulloch in Edinburgh, whilst living at home, before leaving for the continent.

Showing 2 results


Subject Category

Coastal & Shore (1)
Mountains & Hills (1)
Sunsets & Sunrises (1)

Britain (1)

Seasons & Weather
Season: Autumn (1)