Kynance Cove from Yellow Carn by Thomas Hart FSA
Watercolour on Paper
Overall Frame Size 745 mm by 500 mm
Image size 592 mm by 318 mm
Kynance Cove by Thomas Hart FSA
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
Born 1830 Crowan Cornwall, Died 1916 The Lizard, Cornwall
Moved to Falmouth in the 1840’s
He was a prolific painter in watercolours and oil. He lived up to 1862 in Falmouth, Cornwall, the home of several known artists.
Married Louisa Hallamore in 1862 in Falmouth, Cornwall. Initially they set up home in Plymouth
Thomas had one of the very first photographic studios at 10 Flora Place, Union Road, Plymouth.
Louisa travelled to Falmouth for the births of Herbert and Horace (artists)
1865 the family moved to the Lizard Point in Cornwall,
Painted a large volume of work including this watercolour Near Capel Curig, North Wales 1874 by Thomas Hart F.S.A
Exhibited at the Royal academy, Grosvenor Gallery and at numerous venues in the UK.
His work sold from the 1850’s. Thomas travelled 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.
They 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.