Crane Ledges and Lizard Point from Pentreath Beach by Claude Montague Hart
Watercolour on Paper
Frame Size 19.825 ins (506 mm) by 16.875 ins (428 mm)
Image Size 9.5 ins (242 mm) by 6.5 ins (165 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 Crane Ledges and Lizard Point from Pentreath Beach 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.
On leaving, Claude returned to Cornwall and with his father traveled 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 1952ars 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 pro
Pentreath beach lies on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula just about 600 yards (550m) southeast of the very popular Kynance Cove.
The beach looks inviting but access is very difficult meaning that very few people who see it actually get to visit it. Pentreath Beach is a narrow strip of golden sand with some pebbles and rocks around its edges. It is located due west of Lizard Village. and the home of the Hart family of painters from 1865 to 1951