HISTORY
THE PAINTING LAIRD



The Painting Laird


Joseph Farquharson, Deeside's well-loved Victorian artist, is best known for his meticulous, snow-covered landscapes, in many cases with Finzean Estate as a backdrop. Often tinged with the glow of a rising sun, the carefully observed trees in silhouette and the foreground animals – usually sheep – bring Joseph Farquharson's canvases to life. 

Born in Edinburgh in 1846, Joseph studied fine art at the Trustees' School in Edinburgh. During the 1880s, he was a pupil of Carolus Duran in Paris, where he met the American artist, John Singer Sargent, with whom he travelled and painted in Cairo, Egypt.
Joseph was elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1900 and became full Royal Academician in 1915. Between 1873 and up to his death in 1935, he exhibited over 200 paintings at the Royal Academy and over 70 at the Royal Scottish Academy.


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