Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
"Marine View," by Hart. A picture of great delicacy of finish. It is a shore scene with the sea visible to the left, and a rocky coast mingling with the far perspective, while a yellowish light falls through the rents of the cloudy canopy. In the foreground there is a spot of brightness, immediately behind which a rock rises abruptly, forming a strongly contrasted shade. There is something of a lack of boldness and suggestiveness, but a more charming picture for a drawing-room would be difficult to find. [P. 77.] Marine.--Second premium, $15, to a picture by Hart, exhibited by Pettes & Leathe, St. Louis. [P. 87; exhibited under heading: "PAINTING IN OIL, ORIGINAL."]
Tenth Annual Report of the Saint Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association. Prepared for Publication by John T. Tracy. St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Book and Job Printing House. 1871.