James Duffield Harding

English landscape painter, was the son of an artist, and took to the same vocation at an early age, although he had originally been destined for the law. He first studied painting and engraving, and then took up watercolor. He was in the main a watercolor painter and a lithographer, but he produced various oil paintings both at the beginning and towards the end of his career. He frequently contributed to the exhibitions of the Water-Colour Society, of which he became an associate in 1821, and a full member in 1822. He was also very largely engaged in teaching, and published several books developing his views of art – amongst others: The Tourist in Italy (1831) The Tourist in France (1834) The Park and the Forest (1841) The Principles and the Practice of Art (1845) Elementary Art (1846) Scotland Delineated in a Series of Views (1847) Lessons on Art (1849).
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