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Correspondence of James P. Orde: Finding Aid
mssHM 67960-68045  
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The Correspondence of James P. Orde contains 86 items, primarily of correspondence (1823-1842) between James P. Orde and George Perfect Hardy (d. 1853). Hardy was commissioned by Orde to copy portraits in various English Country houses for use in a projected work on John Evelyn. Also contains information on the location of many portraits held in private hands in the early 19th century.
James P. Orde, of Edge Hill, commissioned the artist George Perfect Harding (d. 1853) to copy portraits in various English country houses for use in a projected illustrated work on John Evelyn. Harding, who learned painting from his father, worked chiefly in making watercolor copies of portraits but also exhibited miniatures at the Royal Academy during the years 1802-40.
86 items in 2 boxes
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