Catalog of the Fine Arts Collection
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James M. Hart (1828-1901), British-American
This composition by James M. Hart illustrates how the artist's pastoral art developed during his later career. The paintings soft, tonal brushwork and expansive space almost diametrically oppose the crisp specificity of his early work. Similar to George Loring Brown's late views of Venice, Hart's composition suggests a landscape seen through the veil of memory rather than one recorded in situ. For more on Hart see James Hart-Under the Elms.