Notes for HORACE PERCIVAL HART:
born. 1865, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.;
died. 18 Jan 1896, Polbrean, Landwednack, Cornwall, England.; his brother Sydney was with him
married. ISABELLA PRESTON, 25 Aug 1890, Hornsey, Middlesex, London, England.;
Notes for ISABELLA PRESTON born. 1866, Hornsey, Middlesex, London, England..
The entrance fees, and the sale of those pictures which have been given to the gallery ( of which there a large number) are to be devoted to the erection of organ chamber, and a new £300 will be required. The “gallery” itself is newly erected, and adjoins the vicarage. When the exhibition is over on the October 31st, The Rev. F.C. Jackson will then use it as his studio. It is an exceedingly handsome room, light and airy, and most comfortably fitted
Mr Horace Percival Hart has a painting of the “Crown Imperial Lily,” and Mr Horace Percival Hart “The Old Lizard Head” two very complimentary pictures.
The interest in this test was still greater. It should premised that onlookers take the competition to be for jumping only. It is for “Weight-carrying hunters, to be tested o\er banks and hurdles.” general public does not stay to think. Had it done it would have checked its groans and hisses when the judges decided: for sensible and beaten competitors admitted that, according; to the conditions of competition, they were right. 7 years old led the way and made a clean jump over the plain hurdles; then neat spring over the second flight of furze topped hurdles. Indeed may say that the evident practice of the horse and rider together, the stride to the hurdle, and the apparent ease and certainty with which the leap was made, at once placed the horse in the front rank of competitors. But these were no means to despised. The five year old filly of Mr John Warren, of St. Buryan, has much power and was well ridden she approaches the obstacle as if slightly swerving but when she does overleap she does it splendidly. The three-year old gelding of Mr Craze, of Kencyie “Fencer,” well ridden by “Mr Craze, jun., was the third to spring neatly and well over. The seven-year old mare Mr John Craze of Sancreed, was ridden by Henry Osborne, a plucky lad and good rider. She refused the first hurdle and just touched the second. Although she did much better afterwards it was soon clear that she was out of the running The four year old grey mare of Mr Horace Percival Hart, of the Lizard, has power and Pluck, but wants more practice to compete with some of her rivals. She knocked down the first hurdle but did better at the second. “Fussy Girl” was soon put on one side by popular opinion. a second trial Messrs’ Yeo’s horse won applause by his finished work. Mr Warren’s “Gipsy Girl” approached the hurdles the same peculiar way but Jumped well. Mr Craze’s “Fencer” sprang a little low both hurdles, though everywhere there was commendation of the zeal and style the rider. Young Osborne’s mare knocked down the first hurdle and displaced the second. Mr Hart’s mare made capital spring at the first hurdle, just touching the upright (four five inches higher than the bar) but knocked down the second hurdle. The banking we could not see so well. it was said that the hedge was hardly high enough for a test; certainly many of the spectators were not high enough to see four jumps by Messrs’ Yeo’s horse the first was said to bad ; the other three excellent. You heard such exaltations as Beautiful” “Wonderful”. Mr Warren’s “Gipsy Girl” was better after the first essay and was loudly applauded. Craze riding was good throughout. So was young Osborne’s, Mr Hart s mare was well ridden, but. Again there were signs of want of practice. ° The verdict of the ring generally went for Mr Warren’s filly, when the judges handed first prize to Mr Yeo there was most unusual sound. Groans, hisses, cries “Shame,” and other Signs of disapproval resounded. The quieter ones said the decision was correct. Mr Yeo showed his horse’s training leading it to the hurdle, which it leapt over capitally, though rider less, and did this again and again, as soon as over cropping the grass in the coolest way, if hurdle jumping was of each day’s work.
Nothing like actual experience to indelibly fix a scene on the memory. Then, if there is the talent, to transfer the incident from brain to canvas, there is likelihood of a good picture. Speaking of an exhibition at Ipswich of paintings by Mr Hart, of the Lizard, and his two sons, one our contemporaries thereabouts refers to “the last plunge”, by Horace Percival Hart, as striking. A ship is foundering in a storm; some of the crew jump overboard; others lower a boat, in the hope to reach a vessel in the distance. ‘Mr Horace Hart has had some practical experience of at sea, having been board a vessel which, for 48 hours, was on her beam-ends.’ No wonder he has such a scene in his mind’s eye. The public will be glad that he has left the wheel for the brush and the logbook for the easel and will wish him artistic and material successes in the world of art
Talent Finds Scope, Near and Far—we hear with much pleasure that Mr Horace Percival Hart, of the Lizard, will commence work as a teacher of painting and drawing in Helston. That pleasure has two main grounds —that art should have so talented and rising representative in Helston and that the inhabitants should enjoy such an opportunity of acquiring a useful graceful accomplishment Mr Hart’s qualifications are well known: they could hardly fail to be high under the training of so skilled a father. But it is pleasant know that county estimate is confirmed at national head-quarters. The manager of the forthcoming Daily Graphic (to which Sir Edward Clarke recently made an appreciative and kindly reference) has appointed Percival Hart to their staff—a very high, well deserved, complement. But, should his services occasionally be required beyond Cornwall that would be little loss to any pupils, with father and two brothers at hand to take his place.
We hear with much pleasure that Mr Horace Percival Hart, of the Lizard, will commence work teacher of painting and drawing in Helston. That pleasure ‘has two main grounds —that art should have so talented and rising a representative in Helston and that the inhabitant* should enjoy such an opportunity of acquiring a useful and graceful accomplishment. Mr Hart’s qualifications are well known : they could hardly tail to high order the training of so skilled a father. But it is pleasant know that county estimate is confirmed at national head-quarters. The manager of the forthcoming Daily Graphic (to which Sir Edward Clarke recently made appreciative and kindly reference) has appointed Percival Hart to their staff—a very high, well deserved, complement. But, should his services occasionally be required beyond Cornwall that would be little loss to any pupils, with a father and two brothers at hand to take his place. In Suffolk, we see, there is again appreciation of pictures from the pencils of the family who study and work at Polbrean, the Lizard as the following paragraph shows. Mr Thomas Hart, of the L the famous pointer of Cornish coast scenery, who made an exhibition of pictures in Ipswich during the past summer, is showing at the Cannon Street Hotel an exceedingly beautiful lot of watercolour drawings of sea views round the coast, from Clovelly and Tintagel on the north, round Land’s end, St Michael’s Mount; Mulion, The Lizard, Falmouth. etc. on the South. Some of the effects of and foam over the colouring of the Cornish seas in the pictures painted since Mr Hart’s visit to Ipswich are almost unsurpassable by the manner in which the spirit and exhilaration of the scenes are fixed. Mr Hart is also showing Cornish coast scenes recently painted by his sons some which fall but little short of those of their excellent tutor. Amongst the more remarkable of these are sea views with shipping by Mr Percival Hart, with whom this branch of sea scape is a splendid study, informed by good experience life at sea.
HART-PRESTON.-On the 25th inst. at. Holy Innocents’. Crouch- End. by the Rev. Tilden Smith. M.A.. Horace Percival Hart, second son of Thomas Hart, F.S.A. of the Lizard, Cornwall, to Isabella, youngest daughter of the late William Preston, of St. Johns Wood Park. London, and formerly of Calcutta.
A Rising Artist.
Editor. Cornishman -Among the valuable collection of Messrs Reeve and Son. London. is a significant water colour painting by Mr Horace Percival Hart, of the Lizard, entitled “Getting the lifeboat ready for the rescue”, Although Mr Hart is yet young his opportunities for and observation have been varied and many. He has made good use of them and is fast coming the front. The picture referred to is ship in distress during a storm at sea and the moving incident is the lowering a lifeboat from a steamer in close proximity Two officers on the bridge eagerly watch the progress of ship. Meantime the lifeboat being anxiously lowered by dint of the zealous yet anxious caution of the sailors, who, with the rolling of the steamer, appear barely able to do their work. One cannot fail be moved by the truthfulness as well the appeal to sympathy of this work, which Is depicted most vi idly and is full of spirit, a marvellous depth of colour, combined with a softness which is characteristic of this artist productions for Mr Percival Hart’s many years’ experience sea have helped to fit him for this particular kind of work, and we cannot regard without admiration the result of experience, memory, and pencil. It hardly possible for picture to fail elicit the admiration of the most fastidious critic —J. M. H
Cornishman Thursday 04 December 1890
Mr Horace Percival Hart son of Mr Thomas Hart of Polbrean. The Lizard has recently left Cornwall for Newport, Monmouthshire, where he has settled down as a teacher of drawing and painting, and is, we are pleased to hear, making rapid and successful progress. Mr Hart has from its birth acted as art correspondent for the district of the Daily Graphic and his sketches of Meneage scenery, wrecks on the coast, &c, have been recognised and admired by those that have seen them, correct in detail and faithful description. As a sort of passé-partout, Mr Hart has exhibited to his new patrons at Newport a series of the productions of his brush and, judging by newspaper reports that have reached us, the paintings, the chief of which deal with maritime subjects, have met with appreciation which evidently was there due. From reports the members of Newport Sketching club need a master hand to guide their studies towards the goal of proficiency and Mr Hart seems to have made the Capitol of the Anglo-Welsh country his home.
HART Aug 13, at Crindau, Newport, Monmouthshire, the wife of Percival Hart, a son.
Mr Horace Percival Hart, son of Mr Thomas Hart, a Cornish painter of repute, has placed on exhibition at the Grand Hotel, Lime-street, for a few days, a collection of 55 drawings, representing chiefly transcripts of Norwegian and Cornish scenery. In early life Mr Hart was apprenticed to the sea, and served his indentures in the employment of Messrs. Sandbach and Tinne, of this city. His principal work represents “Winter in the Atlantic.” In the foreground is an Atlantic liner about. to launch a lifeboat to the assistance of a water-logged ship. In the middle distance a quartermaster is shown in the wheelhouse of the steamer in the act of putting the wheel to facilitate the launching of the boat on the starboard side. On the bridge of the steamer the officer in charge of the deck is giving the necessary orders. The details of the vessels and the action of the wind and water are sympathetically rendered. Another sensational incident at sea is entitled ” The Last Plunge,” in which is depicted a vessel in mid-ocean, with her ensign reversed and her foremast carried away, showing her heel and rudder while ii the act of making a pitch which is to be her last. In the middle distance another vessel is seen coming to her assistance. The survivors are escaping in a lifeboat, and the house and other debris are floating in the foreground. Among Mr Hart’s Norwegian views are “The Great Skjeggedals Fos,” depicting a drop of over a thousand feet. Another represents “Rengadel Vand Fos ” with munch spirit. The land of the midnight sun is also shown in ” Near Bodo ” and the ” Ronsdal Horn,’ one of the most picturesque peaks in Norway, and also “The Naerodal Valley” and zig-zag road. Among the Cornish views are ” The Lizard, Bishop, and Gull Rocks,” with a wild sea and sunset effect. Another depicts “The Land’s End with Longship Lighthouse in the distance.” A careful inspection of Mr Hart’s studies, sketches, end drawings of coast, sea, and inland scenery will repay a visit.
Mr Horace Percival Hart will place on PRIVATE EXHIBITION from Wednesday, November 2nd, for a week at the GRAND HOTEL, Manchester, a collection of water-colour drawings, illustrating the most picturesque parts of Norway. Admission on presentation of address card. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Exhibition of Views of Norway
Norway has been a good deal in evidence with the pleasure going public for some two or three rears past, and now that the beauties of the land of rocks and sea hare been discovered the British public, collection which conveys a vivid idea these natural advantages will be certain to attract. Such collection pictures is now on view the Grand Hotel, where it seen anyone interested upon the presentation their card. The artist is Mr Horace Percival Hart, who must be congratulated upon the excellence of his work. He has in the fifty water-colour drawings which are view caught the peculiar atmospheric conditions of Norway, the brightness and strength of colour which those who not know the country seems unreal, his given those at once with force and with delicacy. This can best seen by comparison of the four Cornish scenes which are on view with the Norwegian pictures the golden misty effect of the former contrasting very forcibly with the dry, clear, and keen-cut light and air and outline these Norse fjord scenes and landscapes. The four views of the midnight sun are very striking in the tenderness and mellowness of their feeling. The glacier view, “Buer Brac,” is marked by telling Force in the painting of the snow and ice two other pictures which the breadth is shown are “Skjeygada” and ” Marack Gierange Fjord” Two pictures which do not relate to Norway are also on view, and may be inspected with pleasure, They are “Winter in the Atlantic ” and “Wreck on the Cornish Coast.” Mr Hart has in both these works shown freshness of feeling in the painting of the waves, and in the former distinct animation in the drawing and grouping the crew on board the steamer, which is rounding preparatory to sending off boat to the rescue a waterlogged vessel. The collection well worth inspecting, not only those who know the country which Mr Hart has shown in his drawings, but by every lover of art.
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser Thursday 3-11-1892
Pictures of Norwegian Scenery.
Mr Horace Percival Hart, a young Cornish artist, and son of Mr Thomas Hart. F.S.A., is endeavouring to do for Norway what Mr John Varley has done so excellently well for Japan. By means of his several exhibitions. Mr Yarley has put us on very intimate terms with the most interesting and beautiful spots in the Land of the Rising Son, and in his collection of watercolour drawings, which are now on view at the Grand Hotel, in this city, Mr Hart has introduced us to some of the most magnificent, enchanting, and impressive scenery of the Land of the Midnight Sun. During the past three years Mr Hart has roamed pretty nearly over the whole of Western Norway, and his present exhibition of 50 pictures is the outcome of his sojourn in that country. The collection is an extremely interesting one, and during the week it remains on view should prove a source of attraction both to those who have themselves visited Norway and to those desiring to make the acquaintance, even though the medium of the artist s brush, of some of its wonderful sights. Mr Hart, though only a young man of some 26 years, gives evidence of considerable skill and ability as a water-colour painter. Not only are his pictures faithful transcripts of the physical features of the country, but he has caught, and portrayed with remarkable fidelity, the peculiar and beautiful atmospheric phenomena which are one of its greatest charms. This is seen, with striking effect, in his little work ” Molde,” where the setting sun suffuses the mountains, streaked and capped by the snow which never entirely disappears, with a brush as delicate and soft is that on a maiden’s cheek ; in ” Balholmen. On the Sogne Fjord,” which is flooded with sunshine, and “On the Romsdal Fjord,” in which the light is beautifully tender and mellow. “Buer Bras,” or blue glacier, is an effective piece of work, in which the crevasses and depths below are cleverly indicated, and in “Fresviko,” near to the entrance of the Aurlands Fjord, Mr Hart gives us an admirable idea of those bright, fresh, joyous colours which surprise the traveller as he ascends or rounds some grim, barren, ferocious mountain. “The Naerodal,” looking from Stalheim, convoys an adequate impression of that gloomy, awe-inspiring gorge, while ” Romsdal Horn in a Storm,” shows Mr Hart’s power in dealing with masses of clouds. The mighty Skjeggedals Fos also finds a place in the collection, and is perhaps one of the most successful of the young artist’s efforts. Other pictures which do not relate to Norway—Cornish landscapes and two very striking winter scenes in the’ Atlantic — complete the exhibition
NORWEGIAN SCENERY. An EXHIBITION of WATER COLOUR DRAWINGS,
illustrating the most picturesque scenery of Norway, by Horace Percival Hart, will be opened on Monday, the 12th inst., till Saturday, the 17 inst at the Grand Hotel from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Admission on presentation of address card
THE LIZARD- Death Mr Percy Hart. Early Saturday morning a gloom was cast over this place by the announcement death Mr Percy Hart, son of Mr Thomas Hart the well Cornish artist. MrHorace Percival Hart only arrived the Lizard on Friday evening, and the deceased’s sister, Mrs Marrrack, arrived on Saturday, alas! Too late to see her brother alive.
Hart—Jan. 18, at the residence of his father. Polbrean. The Lizard, Horace Percival Hart, of Newport Mon.) 31.— Buried at Landewednack church on Tuesday afternoon.