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Farthing is an erudite painter, and several successive enthusiasms have been apparent in his career. From the Cubism of Braque and Leger he derived formal diversity, a self-consciousness about painting manners, and the subject matter of still-life themes in flattened space. After a period in Rome as an Abbey Major Scholar he made many paintings of buildings, and this strong architectural interest remained evident in a subsequent series of depicting the internal space of furnished rooms.

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oil & wax on canvas


H 123 x W 107 cm

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purchased from Edward Totah Gallery, 1986

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