Friday, 23 December 2016
Tour Scotland Photograph Scottish Landscape Painting By James Faed
Tour Scotland photograph of a Scottish landscape painting by James Faed, who was born on 4 April 1821 near Gatehouse of Fleet, Galloway, Scotland. James was the second son of the six children of James Faed, tenant of Barlay Mill, and Mary née McGeoch. In his early years his father thought James had a marked talent for engineering. When he was sixteen he built a dinghy in one of the outhouses at Barlay Mill, taking him a year. At seventeen he went to Maryport with his father and brother John. While John was painting miniatures, James did the same work as his father's men. With his father's death and his work at Barlay Mill virtually at an end, James, in 1846, joined his two brothers, John and Thomas, who were living at South West Circus Place in Edinburgh. James began to paint fine landscapes, miniatures, and portraits in oils and watercolours and became a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy for twenty years. About 1871 James went to Australia in order to visit his brother William, who had emigrated, and stayed at Stony Park, Brunswick, the home of Theodotus John Sumner. He died suddenly while eating his lunch at 7 Barnton Terrace, Edinburgh, in his ninety first year. His wife Mary had died in 1887 at the age of sixty.
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