Joseph Farquharson was a landscape painter .
Farquharson studied with the Academician Peter Graham, at the Royal Scottish Academy life school and later in Paris with Carolus Duran. He exhibited at the RSA from 1859 and at the Royal Academy from 1873. Farquharson's landscapes typically feature winter subjects although he also painted portraits and oriental subjects.
He was on the committee of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers during JW's presidency in the late 1890s.
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