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Joseph Farquharson

Scottish Landscape

1883–1901

Joseph Farquharson DL RA (4 May 1846 – 15 April 1935) was a Scottish painter, chiefly of landscapes, mostly in Scotland and very often including animals. He is most famous for his snowy winter landscapes, often featuring sheep and often depicting dawn or dusk. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and died at Finzean, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Nicknames include “‘Frozen Mutton’ Farquharson” and “The Painting Laird”.

Joseph Farquharson combined a long and prolific career as a painter with his inherited role as a Scottish laird. He painted in both oils and water colours. His mother, a celebrated beauty, was an Ainslie. His early days were spent in his father’s house in Northumberland Street below Queen Street Gardens and later at Eaton Terrace beyond the Dean Bridge, Edinburgh and at Finzean, the family estate in the highlands. His father Francis was a doctor and laird of Finzean. Joseph was educated in Edinburgh and permitted by his father to paint only on Saturdays using his father’s paint box. When Joseph reached the age of 12, Francis Farquharson bought his son his first paints and only a year later he exhibited his first painting at the Royal Scottish Academy.

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The Rose Garden, Finzean, Undated
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When the West with Evening Glows, 1901
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Across the moore, Birse, Undated
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A corner of my garden, Undated
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Study of a cow in a meadow, Undated
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The Sun Peeped o'er yon Southland Hills, Undated
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Sheep in the Hills, c.1900
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Road to Loch Maree, Undated
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A Surrey Lane, Undated
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Scottish River Mountain Landscape, 1890
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An Aberdeenshire Farm Under Snow, 1896
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The Joyless Winter Day, 1883
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The Corn Field, Finzean, 1890
57°00'00.0"N 5°00'00.0"W

Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Movement: Landscape

Text: Wikipedia


Posted: October 2019
Category: Painting

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