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The Faed Family

On the Penkill, near Newton Stewart

Period:
19th Century
Description:

James Faed Junior was a landscape painter, best known for his scenes of heather and moorland, many of which were painted in the Galloway heartland. He spent much of his early years in the 1880s and 1890s painting in Galloway. His work was influenced by the 'Cadzow' tradition developed by Horatio McCulloch, Alexander Fraser Junior and the Carlisle born Sam Bough. These artists painted in the Cadzow Forrest near Hamilton in Central Scotland. They painted nature and were inspired by the beauty of the Scottish hills, trees and mountains. Both James Faed Senior and his son exhibited pictures in the 1880s which resulted from time spent working in Cadzow Forest.

 

James Faed Junior first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1876. Over the next 30 years, 50 pictures featured in exhbitions that also showed the work of his father, his uncles John and Thomas and also his brother William Cotton Faed.

Materials/Media:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
800mm x 670mm
Source:
The Stewartry Museum
Digital Number:
SWFA005n
Creation Date:
c1885
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council