Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue
James Harris (1709-1780), Philosopher, critic, grammarian and politician; MP for Christchurch
‘There always appeared to me something of affectation in [his] manner of writing ... but all his writings are imbued with learning; and all breathe that philanthropy and amiable disposition, which distinguished him as a man’ (James Boswell, 1785).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.