Home of the Birds by Claude M Hart
Watercolour on Paper
New Frame and Mount
Overall Frame Size 692 mm by 537 mm
Image size 518 mm by 352 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
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 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.
As he got older Claude did a large amount of public works and photography. He died on the Lizard in 1952
Kynance Cove (Cornish: Porth Keynans, meaning ravine cove) is a cove on the eastern side of Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Lizard peninsula approximately two miles (3 km) north of Point. The cove became popular in the early Victorian era, with many distinguished visitors including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the poet Alfred Tennyson
Said to be the most beautiful scene in the united Kingdom, the water takes on a fantastic colour that combined with the sand and the rocks makes a perfect subject for a artist