Date Born/Est
1791
Date Died/Ceased
1873
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English mezzotint, aquatint engraver, lithographer of sporting subjects and figure painter, born in London in 1791, the son of a noted figure painter and engraver John Harris. Harris exhibited paintings from 1822- 1852 at the Royal Academy, British Institution and Sussex Street, engraved after Jamed Pollard, Abraham Cooper, Charles Hancock, Henry Aiken, John Herring Senior and F C Turner. He was especially noted for his colour aquatint sporting prints.

'Painted portraits and figurative subjects. Also a lithographer. Exhibited 15 works, including portraits and works entitled 'The Vows of Which her Lips had Sworn Assent' and 'Long Did She Gaze and Silently Upon the Slumbering Maid', at the Royal Academy 1822-51. Also exhibited four works at Suffolk Street, 1845-8, and four works at the British Institution, 1845-59. His father John Harris I was also a painter. Lived in London.'
(Dictionary of Victorian Painters, Christopher Wood, RRM library)

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