Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935) was a Scottish painter, chiefly of landscapes, mostly in Scotland and very often including animals. He is most famous for his snowy winter landscapes, often featuring sheep and depicting dawn or dusk. He was most adept at capturing the warmth and light of sun rises and twilight. Farquharson combined a long and prolific career as a painter with his inherited role as a Scottish laird. He painted in both oils and watercolours.
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. Farquharson had constructed a painting hut on wheels, complete with a stove and large glass window for observing the landscape. He was elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1900, Royal Academician in 1915 and Senior Royal Academician in 1922.
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