- Also known as
primary name: Farington, Joseph
- individual; painter/draughtsman; British; Male
- Life dates
- Landscape painter and topographical draughtsman, possibly colorblind; b. Manchester 1747; d. there 1821; in London 1763 as pupil of Richard Wilson, whom he assisted until 1767/8; entered RA schools 1769; exhibited SA 1756-73 and RA 1778-1813; settled in London 1781; became ARAR 1783 and RA member 1785; his 'Diary 1793-1821' is a key source of information about the London art world.
- The diary of Joseph Farington, Yale 1978-98 (16 vols + index)
K. Sloan, 'Two albums of drawings by J B Gilpin (1701-76)', The Magazine for the International Collector of Watercolour, Drawings and Prints, vol. 6, no. 2, Spring, 1991, pp. 7-10
S. Hebron, 'In the Line of Beauty: Early Views of the Lake District by Amateur Artists', exh. Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, 2008, pp. 49-68
John R Murray, 'A Tour of the English Lakes with Thomas Gray and Joseph Farington RA' (Frances Lincoln Ltd, London, 2011), concerning watercolours (now at Yale) and prints in William Byrne's 1789 publication 'Views of the Lakes etc. in Cumberland and Westmorland: engraved from drawings made by Joseph Farington RA, with text by William Cookson).