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William Hart

[Scottish-born American Hudson River School Painter, 1823-1894]

• Also known as:  William McDougal Hart
• Relationships: Brother of James McDougal Hart and Julia Hart Beers.
Uncle of Letitia Bonnet Hart.
Studied under Jules-Joseph Lefebvre.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Landscapes.
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    William Hart Works Online    
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Original works by William Hart available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteWilliam Hart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteWilliam Hart at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Figures in a Landscape, 1860

Albany Institute of History and Art, New York
Distant View of Albany

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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River Landscape with Figures

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Sunday Morning, 1859

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York
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William Hart at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont
Autumn Day

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont
Summer, The Passing Shower

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont
Autumn Morning

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWilliam Hart in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteWilliam Hart at The Athenaeum  
17 works online by Hart

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

University of Michigan Fine Art Slides
Autumn Landscape

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Miscellaneous Sites:
The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
The Shore of Lake Saint George

White Mountain Art and Artists

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"Discoveries: William M. Hart - A Respite by the River"

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"A Handful of Harts: The Cabinet Landscapes of William Hart" (2009)

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American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820-1880

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All That Is Glorious Around Us: Paintings from the Hudson River School

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The Hudson River School: American Landscape Artists

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