HART, John Brook

1830 - 1916

Baptised at St Mary’s church, Woodbridge on 13 November 1830, son of Daniel Hart, corn, coal & seed merchant, and his wife Eliza née Brook. He married at Great Bealings, near Woodbridge in 1859, Anna Marie 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, including Hilda Hart [Gerald] (1865-1951) who is listed in the Ipswich Art Club catalogue in 1883 but she did not exhibit. 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’ and in 1883 exhibited 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. 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 in 1916, aged 85 and his wife died at Woodbridge in 1927, aged 87.




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