Cape Cornwall by Thomas Hart FSA
Born 1830 Crowan, Cornwall, Died August 27th 1916 Polbrean, The Lizard, Cornwall
Watercolour on Paper
Overall Frame Size 19.874 ins (506 mm) by 13.5 ins (343 mm)
Image Size 14.625 ins (372 mm) by 8 ins (203 mm)
Born 1830 Crowan Cornwall, Died 1916 The Lizard, Cornwall
Moved to Falmouth in the 1840’s
Thomas was a prolific painter in watercolours and oil. He lived up to1862 in Falmouth, Cornwall, the home of several known artists.
Thomas married Louisa Hallamore in 1862 in Falmouth, Cornwall. Initially they set up home in Plymouth where Thomas had one of the very first photographic studios at 10 Flora Place, Union Road.
Louisa traveled back to Falmouth for the births of Herbert and Horace (Artists) both of their births are registered there.
In 1865 the family moved to the Lizard Point in Cornwall,
Painted a large volume of work including this watercolour Cape Cornwall by Thomas Hart FSA.
Exhibited at the Royal academy, Grosvenor Gallery and at numerous venues in the UK. His work sold from the 1850’s. Thomas traveled widely in the UK and Europe gathering ideas and working “Plein Air”.
From 1880 to the early 1900’s Thomas spent 2 months in Odda Norway where he set up a studio.
He and his wife Louisa had 11 children, 6 of them became professional Painters. In the late 1800’s numerous Titled people in the UK and throughout Europe purchased his paintings.
Cape Cornwall (Cornish: Kilgoodh Ust, meaning “goose back of St Just”) is a small headland in West Cornwall, UK. It is four miles north of Land’s End near the town of St Just. A cape is the point of land where two bodies of water meet. First Ordnance Survey, 200 years ago, Cape Cornwall believed to be the most westerly point in Cornwall.