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Joseph Farington - British Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Joseph Farington (1747 - 1821)

Joseph Farington was a landscape painter and topographical draughtsman. However, he is most famous for his diary that reveals valuable information about the London art world during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The manuscript was first published in sixteen volumes 1978. He was an active member of the Academy and sat on several important committees, including the one which determined where artworks would be hung during the exhibitions.

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