Harrow Painter


The Harrow Painter was an ancient Greek painter of archaic red-figure pottery. The painter was named by John Beazley after an oinochoe in the Old Speech Room Gallery collection of Harrow School. The oinochoe shows a picture of a handsome boy holding a hoop. Thirty-nine vases have been attributed to the Harrow Painter.[1]


  1. ^ The Perseus Project - The Harrow Painter Along with the Kleophrades Painter, the artist was the subject of one of Beazley's earliest articles, in which he attributed 39 vases to this "minor" pot-painter, whom he later called "a poorly-equipped painter whose ordinary employment was daubing cheap neck-amphorae column-kraters with dull and ill-drawn forms." These are harsh words, though not wholly inaccurate, for although he has been justly called "more than ordinarily competent," the Harrow Painter was indeed a minor talent, notwithstanding the undeniable charm of some of his works. If, however, one looks beyond the quality of his line and his relatively low standing in the artistic pantheon, one discovers in him many elements of interest and more than a few delightful pictures.


  • The Perseus Project - The Harrow Painter

External linksEdit

  • Neck of a terracotta oinochoe attr. Harrow Painter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art