Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 399 (Sale info: $500.00).
"b. Clark County, Ky., 1810. Sfter a slight common-school education, was apprenticed to a stone-cutter in Lexington, Ky., where he began to model busts in clay. In 1849 he went to Florence, where, for the ladies' clay association, he executed a statue of Henry clay, which is now in Richmond, Va. Afterward he modeled the colossal bronze statue of clay now in New Orleans, and also the beautiful marble statue of clay in the Louisville court-house. He made busts and statues of many other eminent men. Among his ideal works are 'Charity,' 'Woman Triumphant,' Penserosa,' etc. Hart had an intensely poetic nature, which showed itself not only in his art works, but sometimes in literary form. Lived in Florence thirty years. d. 1877. " Concerning the 'Woman Triumphant,' the art critic of the London Athenaeum characterized it as 'the finest study of the nude female form in existence - ancient or modern.'" [P. 67.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.