James Charles Harris
His knighthood, the seventh awarded in the Royal Victorian Order, was provisionally bestowed by Queen Victoria at Nice in 1896. He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 1899 and promoted to a Knight Commander (KCVO) of the order in 1902.
Sir James was an accomplished water-colour painter, having studied with Rowbotham (or his father) at the Royal Naval School in London and with Alexis Mossa in Nice. He was an honorary member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and a founding member and Secretary of the Société des Beaux-Arts de Nice.
Sir James died at Nice on 8 November 1904.
- JC Harris paintings at Nice Historique
- "A look at James Charles Harris, British Consul, watercolourist and humanitarian", The Riviera Reporter, 2013
- Royal Service, volume I, (1996)
- Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. 1898. p. 425.
- The Times (35828), London, England, May 13, 1899, p. 14
- "No. 27467". The London Gazette. 22 August 1902. p. 5461.
- Bénézit, Emmanuel (2006), Dictionary of Artists: Gémignani - Herring, 6, Gründ, p. 1177
- The Times (37547), London, England, November 9, 1904, p. 9
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