Moses Harris (1730 - ca. 1788)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
Artist, and entomologist. Active in London; visited Nova Scotia in 1749. Father of watercolor-painter and illustrator John Harris (1767-1832).
Born: 1730 in Churchyard Alley, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: ca. 1788
The Natural System of Colours, Wherein is displayed the regular and beautiful Order and Arrangement, Arising from the Three Premitives, Red, Blue, and Yellow, The manner in which each Colour is formed, and its Composition, The dependance they have on each other, and by their Harmonious Connections Are produced the Teints, or Colours, of every Object in the Creation, And those Teints, tho' so numerous as 660, are all comprised in Thirty Three Terms, only By Moses Harris, Author of the Aurelian, &c. &c. - [between 1769 and 1776?]