Thomas Charles Farrer

Thomas Charles Farrer

Male 1838 - 1891  (52 years)    Has 8 ancestors and 64 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Thomas Charles Farrer 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 16 Dec 1838  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Sep 1891  Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I185886  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2002 

    Father Thomas Farrer,   b. 4 Apr 1804,   d. 1857  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Martha Kennington,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Jun 1830  St. James's Church, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F75109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Richards McLane,   b. 1836, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1933  (Age 97 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charles Farrer,   b. Abt 1857, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Susan Farrer,   b. 1859, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Anne Huntington Farrer,   b. 1861, Richmond Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Mary van Ingen Farrer,   b. Abt 1862, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Manley Farrer,   b. 1867, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Dorothy Farrer,   b. 24 Oct 1879, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2001 
    Family ID F75078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1838 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1891 - Hampstead, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • joined the Union army and fought through the Civil War

      from the archives of AskART.com.
      A landscape and genre painter, Thomas Farrer was born in London, England and studied there with John Ruskin.
      From 1860 to 1884, he exhibited at the National Academy of Design and from 1862 to 1868, exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1872, he returned to England, where he lived until his death in 1891. The following, from Andrew Melville-Smith, South Australia, a descendant of the artist. He has compiled the data from a variety of sources.

      His father would not permit him to learn to read till he was seventeen years old. He learned drawing in a free school established by Mr. Ruskin, and in 1858 came to New York, where he became a very successful teacher of art. He served for a time as a soldier in the Federal army in the war of 1861-65, returning in 1869 to England. His influence upon American art was great and wholesome."

      From Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology 5th Edition.
      Thomas Charles Farrer, after whom my boy Tom was named, was a charming man, a favourite wherever he went. He was a fine and sensitive artist, a delightful talker with a keen sense of humour, and a dear companion to us children. He was very good looking, and always seemed more like a brother than a Father. He took me with him several times when he went to Burnham Beeches to paint. We stayed at a little cottage on the common, and I used to wander about the woods by myself most of the day, making up stories, etc.
      Nan and I were both engaged during the last year of his life, but he died before any of us were married. I often thought, during the fourteen years that Phil and I lived in Spain, how he would have loved to have stayed with us and painted in that land of glorious colour and romance. By Mary Van Ingen Farrer Unwin, His daughter, 1933 Farrer, Thomas Charles (c. 1840-1891). Landscape and genre painter and etcher; born in London; died, probably in England in 1891. He apparently began his career in NYC c. 1860 and lived there until his return to England in 1872. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy in 1862 and 1868.

      From Dictionary of Artists in America 1957
      1867-8 Address: 1267 Broadway, N.Y. Exhibited in the First Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Painters in Watercolour. Paintings exhibited:
      "TWILIGHT ON THE HUDSON RIVER", "CARNATIONS", "FLOWERS", "THE FIELD LILY".
      "MT HOLYOKE AT SUNSET", "CALLA LILY", "CLEMATIS", "A FAIR WIND", and
      "ARBUTUS".

      1869 May 17: Critical comment on etching by R.A. Turner
      1871, 1872, 1873 exhibited at the Exhibition of the American Society of Painters.
      1874-1891 Member (Non resident) of the American Water Colour Society)

      "Landscape painter. Exhibited 25 times at GG, nine times at the Royal Academy, including views of Rochester, Cromer and Medmenham Abbey, and nine times at SS. Lived at Notting Hill, London.

      Bibl: AJ 1871 p127; Zeitschr f. bild-Kunst 1871; Beibl. p134; Clement and Hutton. Champlin-Perkins, Cyclopedia of Painting II 1888."

      Works:
      The fighting Temeraire(Held by Harvard University Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachesetts.
      1861: Sketching from Nature(Held by National Art Museum, Washington.DC)
      1863: Mount Hope Bay, A Buckwheat Field on Thomas Coles Farm, Rhode Island. (Held by Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachsetts.) IMAGE
      1864: Twilight ((Held by Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachsetts.)
      1865: Mount Tom (Held by Mr. & Mrs. Ross Wilbur Jnr, One West 72nd Street, New York, New York.), View of Nothampton from the Dome of the Hospital (Held by Smith College, McConnell Hall, Northampton, Massachusetts)
      1867: Twilight on the Hudson
      1870: Evening on the Thames(Held by Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc, New York, New York)
      1871: Beach at Hastings and English farm.
      1872: Caernarvon Castle, Interior of St. Marks - Venice, Rochester Castle
      1874: Early Spring
      1875: Sunset and Bruges (Held by Colin Melville-Smith, Adelaide, SA).
      1877: The Brook
      1878: Yorkshire Trout Stream, Coming Through the Lock
      1879: Autumn Mist
      1880: Evening Mist
      1881: Full moon, October Evening
      1882: Land of Windmills, Evening in Holland
      1883: IL Traghetto - Venice, Venetian Fishing Boats Waiting for Wind, Solitude
      1884: Towers Amid The Moonlight, Music and Moonlight- Venice
      1885: Morning on the Northern Coast, Soon as The Evening Shades Prevail the Moon Takes up the Wonderrous Tale
      1886: Barlow Tower, Yorkshire
      1888: Evening on the Wye
      1891: left 600 pounds in his will


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