Unlike his brother, who studied drawing with John Ruskin in London, English-born Henry Farrer was probably self-taught, beginning in the early 1860s to produce painstakingly wrought still lifes and landscapes in watercolor. He exhibited them regularly at the American Watercolor Society, which he helped to found. "Winter Scene in Moonlight," Farrer's earliest known watercolor landscape, probably represents a site in Brooklyn, where he lived most of his life.
Featured Artwork of the Day: Henry Farrer (American, 1844–1903) | Winter Scene in Moonlight | 1869
I love this! I was not aware of his work. When I go to art shows, it is compositions such as this that I look for in watercolor or oils: serene, rural landscapes.
And I do hope Henry was as unlike his brother John in every other way possible. John Ruskin was pretty creepy, the way he treated his wife and the way he hated other artists like James McNeill Whistler.
My mother who lived in hot, hot Arizona (where my dad retired after the military and where we now call home) collected 'snow pictures'. She would have loved this one.
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