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HENRY FARRER: DRAWINGS                                FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 16, 2013



Water’s Edge
Pencil on paper, 7 1/8 x 11 1/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5842

Trees on Water Bank
Pencil on paper, 8 1/2 x 4 7/16 inches inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 A

Trees on Pond
Pencil on paper, 4 3/4 x 7 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 B

Trees on Stream
Pencil on paper, 3 9/16 x 5 11/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 C

Boat on Lake
Pencil on paper, 5 11/16 x 7 3/16 inches
Executed in 1892
DLA-5843 D
Trees with Figure Studies
Pencil on paper, 5 1/4 x 4 7/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 E

Trees on Road
Pencil on paper, 5 x 6 3/4 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 F

Wooden House
Pencil on paper, 4 3/8 x 7 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 G

House [Too Squat]
Pencil on paper, 5 1/16 x 10 7/8 inches
Inscribed (at bottom center, in pencil): Too squat
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 H

Trees in Field
Pencil on paper, 5 6/8 x 7 13/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 I

Fishing Sloops
Pencil on paper, 3 9/16 x 5 3/4 inches
Inscribed (at lower right, in pencil): Fishing sloops with netts hanging from mast
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 J

Men Reading
Pencil on paper, 4 1/4 x 2 11/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 K

Sail Boats, Low Tide
Pencil on paper, 3 1/2 x 5 1/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 L

Barn Among Trees
Pencil on paper, 6 x 9 3/8 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 M
Trees on Stream
Pencil on paper, 5 11/16 x 7 3/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 N
Rocks on Shoreline
Pencil on paper, 4 7/16 x 8 1/2 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 O
Hill House with Birdcage
Pencil on paper, 7 3/16 x 11 1/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 P
House and Boat Mast
Pencil on paper, 6 7/8 x 11 1/16 inches
Signed and dated (at lower left, in pencil): H Farrer 1880
Executed in 1880
DLA-5843 Q
Man in Row Boat
Pencil on paper, 7 1/2 x 11 inches
Executed in 1880
DLA-5843 R
Farm House on Lake
Pencil on paper, 7 3/16 x 11 1/16 inches
Probably executed about 1880
DLA-5843 S
HENRY FARRER (1843-1903) was a founder of the American Watercolor Society and of the New York Etching Club; he exhibited regularly at the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Art Association, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Born in London, FARRER was the younger brother of the pre-Raphaelite artist Thomas Charles Farrer, with whom he presumably studied. He emigrated to America in 1862; in New York he had a studio at the famous Tenth Street building, where such artists as Winslow Homer, JG Brown, John La Farge, William Merritt Chase, and Albert Bierstadt also worked. 

Early in his career, HENRY FARRER was associated with the pre-Raphaelite movement. However, by the early 1870s, he had adopted the Tonalist style, and it is for his Tonalist paintings and for his watercolors and etchings, mostly seascapes and landscapes of the New York area, for which he is best known.

This exhibition is composed of 20 drawings that have never before been exhibited; they are all from a private collection. They include Long Island and Staten Island landscapes and harbor scenes.

Beached Rowboat
Pencl and white bodycolor on paper, 7 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches
Signed, dated and inscribed (at lower right, in pencil): H. FARRER; (at lower left, in pencil): Staten Island/ Nov. 9th| 75
Executed in 1875
DLA-5844