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The Shortening Winters Day (Beneath The Snow Encumbered Branches) - Joseph Farquharson - Framed Print - 16"H x 20"W

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The Shortening Winters Day (Beneath The Snow Encumbered Branches) - Joseph Farquharson - Framed Print - 16"H x 20"W

Francis De Lassus Saint-Genies is a French artist born in Brittany at Val André in 1925. After his studies at Julian's Academy in Paris, he dedicates himself for a long time to the portrait. In search of the secret character of his models, he has to reach a very personal expression where the outer world, often inversed, encloses the reflection of the individual mystery.
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Francis De Lassus Saint-Genies is a French artist born in Brittany at Val André in 1925. After his studies at Julian's Academy in Paris, he dedicates himself for a long time to the portrait. In search of the secret character of his models, he has to reach a very personal expression where the outer world, often inversed, encloses the reflection of the individual mystery.
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© Tutt'Art@ | Pittura * Scultura * Poesia * Musica |
Francis De Lassus Saint-Genies is a French artist born in Brittany at Val André in 1925. After his studies at Julian's Academy in Paris, he dedicates himself for a long time to the portrait. In search of the secret character of his models, he has to reach a very personal expression where the outer world, often inversed, encloses the reflection of the individual mystery.
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NB. The print is entitled "The Shortening Winters Day", but the painting from which the print is taken, is entitled (Beneath The Snow Encumbered Branches". Hence both names in the title

Joseph Farquharson DL was a Scottish painter, chiefly of landscapes. He is most famous for his snowy winter landscapes, often featuring sheep and often depicting dawn or dusk.

He combined a long and prolific career as a painter with his inherited role as a Scottish laird. As a child he was permitted by his father to paint only on Saturdays using his father's paint box. When he 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.

Joseph Farquharson trained at the Trustees’ Academy and studied first under Peter Graham R.A. The popular Scottish Landscape painter Peter Graham remained a close friend and his influence on Farquharson is unmistakable.

Farquharson is most famous for his works portraying sheep and his finest works often include a human figure. Men and women of Scotland going about their everyday labors are frequently depicted in dramatic landscapes. Nearly all the early works were inspired by his rural surroundings and he went on to make snow scenes his trademark. Other subjects he often painted were burns and fly fishing. He was most adept at capturing the warmth and light of sun rises and twilight.

The unusual titles of many of his paintings stand out and are sometimes long. Many of them were taken from poems by Burns, Milton, Shakespeare and Gray. Farquharson was very patriotic and well versed in Scottish literature.

The remarkable realism of Farquharson's work can be attributed to his desire to work en plein air. This had to be carried out in a unique way which was adapted to the harsh Scottish climate. He had constructed a painting hut on wheels, complete with a stove and large glass window for observing the landscape. Likewise to achieve as realistic a result as possible when painting the sheep which frequently appear in his snowscapes, he used a flock of "imitation" sheep which could be placed as required in the landscape of his choice.

In 2008 the original of the 1901 painting Beneath The Snow Encumbered Branches came to light, for the first time in 40 years, when the lady owner put her house up for sale. The painting, which she had bought from a Bond Street dealer in the 1960s for £1,450, was expected to fetch up to £70,000 when it was offered for sale by auction


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