Joseph Farington

(1747—1821) landscape painter and diarist

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English landscape painter and draughtsman, Farington studied at the Royal Academy from its foundation in 1768. In 1921 his copious diary was discovered and revealed Farington as an authority on matters artistic, literary, social, and political. A friend to many in Parliament and well informed on politics in France, Farington's work is rich in anecdote about many leading politicians.

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