Figures on the Shoreby William Hart (1823–1894)
5¼ x 8½ inches
Initialed lower left: W. H. T.
Important Painter of the Hudson River School
By Elliot Roberts
Known for his lush autumnal and pastoral landscapes, William Hart is a celebrated artist of the Hudson River School. Contemporaries praised him for his ability to balance a strict interpretation of nature with sentimental undertones. His paintings can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Academy of Design, and the New-York Historical Society.
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Born in 1823 in Paisley, Scotland, William Hart emigrated with his parents to the United States at the age of nine and settled in Albany, New York. It