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Portrait of Major Hart

Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1079 (Folk artists)


Overall: 69.9 x 59.4cm (27 1/2 x 23 3/8in.) Framed: 83.2 x 73 cm (32 3/4 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pastel on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Folk art- portraits. Husband of woman in no. 60.843, and drawn by same hand. Said to be Major Richard William Hart, son of General William Hart, one of Washington’s aides-de-camp. Half-length, seated, three-quarters to left, wearing waistcoat and shirt with pleated ruffle. Left hand slipped inside coat. Quill pens and books on table left. Looped curtain upper right.


1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 8, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875