Thomas Faed

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Thomas Faed

5 artworks

Scottish painter

Born 1826 - Died 8/17/1900

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Sophia and Olivia

Oil On Canvas

71 x 91 cms | 27 3/4 x 35 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

The Last of the Clan

1865

Oil on canvas

86.3 x 111.2 cms | 33 3/4 x 43 3/4 ins

Private collection, ,

Credit: Richard Darsie

When the Day is Done

1870

Oil on canvas

118.1 x 152.4 cms | 46 1/4 x 60 ins

Private collection, ,

Credit: Richard Darsie

Ere Care Begins

1865

Oil on canvas

58.4 x 73.7 cms | 22 3/4 x 29 ins

Private collection, ,

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Tom Faed was born in Kirkudbrightshire in 1826, the son of James Faed, a Millwright. He was educated at the School of Design Edinburgh, and became an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1849. In 1852 he moved to London, where he became rapidly successful - he was also very handsome. Faed became ARA in 1859 and RA in 1864. He was best known as a painter of genre, his pictures including The Motherless Bairn, Home and The Homeless, From Dawn to Sunset, and The Last of the Clan. Genre with a Scottish lilt and a strong element of pathos. Faed lived in St John’s Wood, and was a member of the Athenaeum Club.

In the early 1890s Tom Faed’s sight began to fail, and he became a retired RA in 1894, which allowed him the privileges of an Academician without the obligations, and the Academy to elect another RA. He died on 17th August 1900.

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  • Our thanks go to Paul Ripley for his kind permission to reprint this article from his website, Victorian Art in Britain.