Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Thomas Faed (1826-1900), Genre painter
Faed was a specialist in sentimental genre scenes from Scottish rural life and literature. His best-known works are The Mitherless Bairn (1855, NG Victoria, Melbourne and Smith AG, Halifax) and The Last of the Clan (1865, Glasgow M.). No other [artist] has told domestic stories upon canvas so often and so well; and his popularity proves how thoroughly he is in harmony with the temper of his time.
Faed is described as tall and handsome, with a military-style bearing and social talents as a raconteur.
Dr Jan Marsh
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