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The sun has closed the winters day - Joseph Farquharson - (Genuine and Vintage) - Poster - 32 x 24


The sun has closed the winters day

NB. The Picture just shows the Picture, and leaves the Border out (Where the picture goes to the Border, the sizes will be the same)

All these sizes are approximate and in inches:
Poster including the border 32x24
Just the picture with the Border removed =

These posters are unframed, and are sent rolled in a sturdy tube

However, these Posters can be framed if you wanted them to be, please contact us if you would wish them to be framed for Prices and Postage costs

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.

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