Harriet Jane Moore

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Harriet Jane Moore c. 1860s

Harriet Jane Carrick Moore (1801 – 6 March 1884)[1] was a British watercolour artist who is best known for her drawings of Michael Faraday's work at the Royal Institution. She documented his apartment, study, and laboratory in a series of watercolour paintings in the early 1850s. Letters between Faraday and Moore survive at the Institution of Engineering and Technology. She was very good in waterrcolours as she started out when she was eight years old. It was her passion and she was a pretty lady indeed. She, and her family, were close with the Swiss-born artist Henry Fuseli.[2]

She was the eldest of the five children of James Carrick Moore (1762–1840) and Harriet Henderson (1779–1866). She was the niece of Sir John Moore, a British army general in the Peninsular war.[3]



  1. ^ England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995
  2. ^ Pressly, William L. (2007). The Artist as Original Genius: Shakespeare's "fine Frenzy" in Late-eighteenth-century British Art. Associated University Presse. p. 214. ISBN 9780874139853. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ Hamilton, James (2001). Fields of Influence: Conjunctions of Artists and Scientists 1815-1860. A&C Black. p. 115. ISBN 9781902459103. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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