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John Jessop Hardwick


John Jessop Hardwick, A.R.W.C. 1882; s of William Hardwick, Beverley, Yorks; b. Bow-by-Stepney, 22
 Sept. 1831; m. 1862 Caroline, 3rd d of John Humphrey of Copt-gilders Hall, Chessington, Surrey; one s. one
d. Educ: Bow, under Rev. John Dawson; studied under Royal Academicians, Redgrave, Herbert, and Danby.
Apprenticed to Mr. Henry Vizetelly, draughtsman and engraver on wood, 1847; attended School of Art
Somerset House (first prize for water colour landscape painting from nature 1815); on staff of The Illustrated
London News, 1858; first exhibited Royal Academy, 1860.  Friend of late John Ruskin, and assisted him with
his classes at the Working Men's College, Great Ormond Street; Trustee and Churchwarden for the Parish of
Thames Ditton since 1881.  Recreation: working in his garden.  Address; The Hollies, Thames Ditton, Surrey.
(Died 15 Jan 1917)
(A.R.W.S.  Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society)

Entry in "Who Was Who 1916 - 1928"

HARDWICK John Jessop, A.R.W.S
1831 (Beverley, Yorks) - 1917 (Thames Ditton)
Apprenticed to Henry Vizetelly, the engraver and founder of I.L.N he joined the staff of the I.L.N. in 1858 as
an illustrator and only as a side-line continued to work in full colour.  He exhibited fruit and flower subjects in
the manner of Hunt at the R.A. from 1861 to 1915 and also produced landscape drawings.  He was elected
A.R.W.S in 1882.


HARDWICK, John Jessop, A.R.W.S 1831 - 1917
Painter and watercolourist of fruit and flowers in the manner of William Hunt (q.v.).  Like Hunt, he was
praised and encouraged by Ruskin.  Worked as illustrator for the Illustrated London News 1858.  Exhib. at
RA, SS, OWS (172 works) and GG.


"Roses" Courtesy of Roger Lawson,  Panvertu Art Gallery 

"Primroses on a Mossy Bank"

"Thistles and Dog Roses"

"Primroses and Bluebells"