Antwerp from the Opposite Bank of the Scheldt River by Claude Montague Hart
Watercolour on Paper Painted in 1892
Frame Size 20.375 ins (517 mm) by 14.75 ins (375 mm)
Image Size 14.375 ins (366 mm) by 8.875 ins (227 mm)
Born 1869 The Lizard Cornwall, Died 1952 The Lizard Cornwall
Claude was born to Thomas Hart well known Cornish artist and his Wife Louise at “Polbrean” on the Lizard.
Tutored by his father and sold paintings from an early age including this watercolour Antwerp from the Opposite Bank of the Scheldt River by Claude Montague Hart
At about 18 years of age he enrolled in The Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium. Vincent Van Gogh was there in 1885/86 and a large number of prominent artists past through their doors.
He Painted this work when he was there
On leaving, Claude returned to Cornwall and with his father travelled widely, showing paintings and organizing selling exhibitions. Claude earned a good living as an Artist all his life.
He had his own studio about 500 yards from the family house, on the side of the cliff Path.
In the early 1920’s the Great Western Railway contacted Claude to produce 17 paintings for a good quality brochure to promote the “Cornish Riviera” to Hotels and Clubs in England.
Later life Claude Immersed himself in a large amount of public works and photography. He died on the Lizard in 1952