HOBART, John Robert

1788 - 1863

Stallion

John Robert Hobart, was baptised at Bildeston, Suffolk on 4 February 1788, son of John Hobart and his wife Elizabeth née Cross. He married at Monks Eleigh, Suffolk on 14 April 1826, Harriet Podd and in 1844 an ‘animal painter’ at Monks Eleigh but by 1851 had moved to Victoria Street, Ipswich with a studio in Museum Street. An equestrian and sporting artist and the first official artist for the ‘Suffolk Horse Society’, his sporting subject matter includes portraits of hunters, pointers and shire horses but does not appear to have painted hunting scenes or horses in action. He always signed and dated his work. In 1851, a 63 year old artist & animal painter of 13 Victoria Street, Ipswich with his 49 year old wife Harriet, born Monks Eleigh, and five children, Elizabeth 22, John Josiah 16, Charles 14, Henry 11 and Anna Margaret 9, all born at Monks Eleigh. In 1861 they were living at 7 Princes Street, Ipswich with seven children, the youngest, 9 year old Ellen may have been a grand-daughter as she was born at Monks Eleigh in 1852, after they had moved to Ipswich. John was buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 30 January 1863 and his wife Harriet died at Monks Eleigh the following year.




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