James Duffield Harding(1797-1863), Landscape painter and lithographer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Harding was initially taught by his artist father, he later studied watercolour technique under Samuel Prout. He was articled to the engraver Charles Pye and then worked in the office of the architect Peter Frederick Robinson. Harding first exhibited drawings at the Royal Academy in 1811, at the age of thirteen. He exhibited for the first time with the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1816 and was elected a member in 1821. Harding wrote numerous books on drawing and maintained a successful practice as a drawing teacher throughout his career. His publications included A Series of Subjects from the Works of R. P. Bonington (1829-30) and Sketches at Home and Abroad (1836).