Amateur watercolour drawings of fungi. Hazel Grove, Lancaster, circa 1860.
Watercolour on artist’s paper, 230 x 155 mm, signed and dated lower right ‘Hazel Grove. July 31st, J. Harker’; [together with] Unused bookplate of Dr. John Harker, Lancaster. Lithograph printed, 110 x 70 mm; scattered foxing.
Dr. John Harker – though not the most accomplished watercolorist – was a keen amateur archaeologist. His paper describing his discovery of an Iron Age burial site near Lancaster was published in the British Archaeological Association Journal in 1865.