William HART (Paisley 1823 - Mount Vernon 1894)
Landscape with a Stream Sold
Grey ink and grey wash, with touches of white heightening.100 x 169 mm. (3 7/8 x 6 5/8 in.)ENQUIRE
As a draughtsman, William Hart seems to have been highly regarded by many of his contemporaries. One prominent critic, writing in a review of the Winter Exhibition of the National Academy of Design in 1869, noted that ‘There is a certain charm about a master’s sketch which no finished picture has – a freshness and vividness of ideas, and a truth to nature, often left out of the work elaborated with art and science in the studio. Thus William Hart brought back from his wanderings round the Tappan Zee many most exquisite studies, in oil and in water-color, besides a large number of pen-and-ink studies, free and yet careful in manner, and full of artistic suggestion.’
Alexander Gallery, New YorkGraham Galleries, New YorkPaul Magriel, New YorkRobert S. Pirie, New York.