Eygptian Market by Joseph Farquharson RA, 1846-1935 ARSA RSW 1855-1914. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4 inches. Signed.
Although Farquharson's wide reputation rested on interpretations of winter landscapes, social and rustic scenes and portraits, his Orientalist paintings prove him an excellent colourist. He studied at the Board of Manufacture School in Edinburgh and under Carolus-Durand in Paris. He visited Egypt in 1885. Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Academy, and from time to time at the Salons des Artistes Française, taking part in the Paris Universal Exhibitioon of 1900. The Fine Art Society held four exhibitions of his work, in 1893, 1924, 1926 and 1929.
The Fine Art Society Story. Part I. London: The Fine Art Society, 2001. Catalogue number 25.
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