When Snow the Pasture Sheets

Joesph Farquharson

DESCRIPTION

Farquharson's reputation is based on his winter scenes depicting either light reflected off snow or blizzard conditions. However, he also executed a number of very fine scenes of Egypt, which he visited in 1885. 

DETAILS
  • Artist

    Joesph Farquharson

  • Date

    c. 1915

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Object number

    301

  • Dimensions unframed

    70 × 89 cm

  • Dimensions framed

    83 × 102.5 × 7 cm

ARTIST PROFILE

Joseph Farquharson RA, 1846-1935

Born in Edinburgh, where his father was a doctor and amateur artist, Farquharson received his first instruction from the landscape painter and family friend Peter Graham. He then trained at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh and later spent several winters in the Paris atelier of Émile Carolus-Duran, the friend of Manet and teacher of John Singer Sargent; Farquharson formed a close friendship with the latter. Both Graham and Farquharson went on to pursue lucrative careers as London-based painters of Highland landscape.