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Solomon Alexander Hart

(1806-1881), Painter

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 8 portraits
Hart studied at the Royal Academy while supporting himself by colouring theatrical prints and making copies of old masters on ivory. His first success came in 1830 with a painting exhibited at the Society of British Artists. He continued to paint as well as earning a living supplying drawings for wood engravings and contributing illustrations to various publications. He became celebrated as a painter of historical scenes and characters and in 1854 was appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy. He was subsequently the Academy's Librarian until his retirement in 1881.

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Solomon Alexander Hart, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax14848

Solomon Alexander Hart

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax14848

Solomon Alexander Hart, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax28932

Solomon Alexander Hart

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax28932

Solomon Alexander Hart, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x46987

Solomon Alexander Hart

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x46987

Solomon Alexander Hart, by Ernest Edwards, published by  Lovell Reeve & Co - NPG Ax13834

Solomon Alexander Hart

by Ernest Edwards, published by Lovell Reeve & Co
albumen print, published 1863
NPG Ax13834

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