HARTLAND, HENRY ALBERT

(b. 1840, d. 1893)

Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was youngest son of William Baylor Hartland of Bellevue, Mallow, Co. Cork, and was born at Mallow on 2nd August, 1840. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' School in Cork, and showing an early predilection for art he, on leaving school, entered as a student in the Cork School of Art. An ardent lover of nature he was constantly studying and sketching the scenery in the neighbourhood of Cork, and was employed at a salary of thirty shillings a week in doing sketches for a Cork bookseller. He also painted some scenery for the Cork Theatre and for the Theatre Royal, Dublin. Finding but little prospect of advancement in Ireland he went to Liverpool where he spent most of the rest of his life. Here his talents were recognised, and he sold his pictures as fast as they were painted. He spent a couple of years in London, and was also for a short time in Huddersfield, making occasional visits to Ireland. In 1865, while in Cork, he sent five landscapes to the Royal Hibernian Academy, and was an occasional contributor afterwards. In 1868 he sent, from 72 South Mall, Cork, two works to the exhibition of the Society of Artists in London, "The Dark Valley, Killarney" and "The Gap of Dunlo"; and the following year he exhibited at the Royal Academy "Rain, near Inchageela, Co. Cork." He was a member of the Liverpool Academy and of the Society of Painters in Water-colours. He died at Waterloo, Liverpool, on the 28th November, 1893, from the effects of a fall from a cliff.

The Last Ray of Evening, Shannon Bridge, King's Co. [Victoria and Albert Museum.]

An Irish Bog, Co. Mayo. [Reading Museum.]

Moorland, Barmouth. [Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.]

On the side of the Bog of Allen [Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.]

On the Wharfe; water-colour [Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.]

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