Harding, James Duffield

PAINTER, ART TEACHER (ENGLAND)
BORN 1798, Deptford, Greater London - DIED 4 Dec 1863, London: 15 Lonsdale Terrace, Barnes
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (K 146,,6 x 4,,3)

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

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


Hardy, Dudley

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 05 Jun 2021