Joseph Farington

(1747 - 1821)
Joseph Farington was an 18th-century English landscape painter and diarist.

Born in Leigh, Lancashire, Farington was the second of seven sons of William Farington and Esther Gilbody. His father was the rector of Warrington and vicar of Leigh. Three of his brothers-William, Henry, and Richard-were "employed in the naval service of the East India Co...
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