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    Sale 7437

    Victorian and Traditonalist Pictures

    15 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    Joseph Farquharson, R.A. (1846-1935)

    Sheep below the Greeben Cliff, Mull, Evening

    Price Realised  

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    Joseph Farquharson, R.A. (1846-1935)
    Sheep below the Greeben Cliff, Mull, Evening
    signed 'J. Farquharson' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 72.2 cm.)


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    'He was a born painter, if there ever was one, and from a child upwards nothing ever turned him from that pursuit' (Phipps Jackson, 'Joseph Farquharson', Art Journal, 1893, p. 153, pp. 153-157).

    Farquharson's father's own thwarted artistic ambitions led him to encourage his son, who exhibited his first picture, A Study from Nature, at the age of 13. The Farquharsons lived at Finzean in Deeside, which remains the family estate. The young artist painted the landscape he loved in all seasons and at various times of the day. Shepherds returning home with their flock at the end of the day became a recurring theme in many of his works.

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    Provenance

    The McEwan Gallery, Ballater.