Tour Scotland Photograph Cornfield Painting By Joseph Farquharson


Tour Scotland photograph of the Cornfield painting by Joseph Farquharson, who was born on 4 May 1846 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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. He died on 15 April 1935 at Finzean, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.



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