Harding, James Duffield

BORN 1798 - DIED 1863

Had John Ruskin as a pupil and together they sketched in Italy in 1845. In "The Principles and Practices of Art" he pleaded for accuracy but noted the impossibility of imitating real objects in art. In later years Ruskin criticized him for observing not carefully enough. Ruskin admitted to his parents that he wrote things about Harding that he dared not say openly to his face.

Related persons
• was teacher to Ruskin, John

• Whelchel, Harriet (ed.), John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1993

Hardy, Dudley

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 7 Apr 2000