General View of Loch Lomond from the Hills above Luss
Farington is known to historians for his voluminous diaries which record in detail the workings of the art world of his day. He was also a competent, if unoriginal, topographical watercolourist and made annual sketching tours. This drawing was made on a visit to Scotland for a book which was never published. He wrote in his diary for 5th October 1778: "Went to Luss and made view of Loch Lomond from above Luss". Farington has also written the title and date of the watercolour in the right foreground, and has made pencil annotations of several place names in the distance.