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James Duffield Harding

(1797-1863), Landscape painter and lithographer

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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).

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James Duffield Harding, by Mayall - NPG x75759

James Duffield Harding

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x75759

James Duffield Harding, by Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG Ax14956

James Duffield Harding

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG Ax14956

James Duffield Harding, by Cundall, Downes & Co - NPG Ax131888

James Duffield Harding

by Cundall, Downes & Co
albumen print on card mount, published 1864
NPG Ax131888

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