HART, John Brook

1830 - 1916

John Brook Hart, was baptised at St Mary’s church, Woodbridge, Suffolk on 13 November 1830, son of Daniel Hart, corn, coal & seed merchant, and his wife Eliza née Brook, who married in 1829. John married at Great Bealings, near Woodbridge in 1859, Anna Marie née Smith and in April 1861 they were living at Quay Lane, Woodbridge with a two month old daughter Mabel. By 1871 he had moved to The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge with the addition of three more children, Hubert Willingham [q.v.], Francis John Brook 1 and Hilda Hart [Gerald] (1865-1951), who is listed in the Ipswich Art Club catalogue in 1883 but she did not exhibit but did exhibit at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in April 1883, a painted Terra Cotta Plate and a set of watercolour 'Dinner Cards'. J. B. Hart was a pupil of George James Rowe [q.v.] and a founder member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1875-1890 and in 1881 exhibited from Woodbridge, an oil ‘Plimsolled’, in 1883 four works, three oils 'By the Ford', 'Autumn' and 'Beyond the Mill' and a drawing 'On the Deben and in 1885 an oil 'The Old Shipyard, Woodbridge' and continued to exhibit until 1890. He also exhibited five of his works at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the New Street Assembly Rooms in 1880, 'By the Ferry', 'Sunset', 'Moonrise', 'Winter' and 'The Abandoned' and in 1887 exhibited six oil paintings 'Old Cottage at Worlingworth', 'Autumn on the Deben', 'Departing Day', 'The Glade Cottage', 'The Keeper's Cot' and 'The Old Shipyard, Woodbridge'. In 1881, a 50 year old substantial corn merchant & maltster, employing 28 people, living at Deben Bank, Thoroughfare, Woodbridge with his 41 year old wife Anna Marie, born Great Bealings and their five children, all born at Woodbridge. He died at Deben Bank, Woodbridge on 4 January 1916, aged 85 and his wife died at Woodbridge on 23 December 1927, aged 87.

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