Latefossen Waterfall Hardanger Fjord Norway by Sydney E Hart
Overall Frame size 27.75 ins (704 mm) by 20.75 ins (527 mm)
Image Size 19 ins (482 mm) by 13 ins (330 mm)
Born 1867 The Lizard, Cornwall. Died 1921 Bergen, Norway
Sydney was the 4th child of Thomas Hart the eminent Cornish artist.
Tutored by his father, and at 17 years he was exhibiting and selling them.
Several newspaper reports praise the quality of his pictures.
His works include this watercolour Latefossen Waterfall Hardanger Fjord Norway by Sydney E Hart
Sydney joined his father on trips to Odda Norway and settled there earning a living by selling his art.
In 1911 Raphael Tuck and sons Ltd of London included in there “Oilette” World Wide range of postcards 6 paintings by Sydney, these remained in there catalogue up to 1930.
The sales of art dropped and the death of his father in 1916 had an effect on him. He became Reclusive and did not get on with the local people, 20 plus years in Odda he lived in 2 hotels.
In 1921 a chambermaid went in to his room in the morning and found him in his room bleeding from a wound.
Sydney went to hospital in Bergen by boat. On the 4th July he died
Låtefossen or Låtefoss is a waterfall located in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland County, Norway. The 165-metre (541 ft) tall waterfall is unique and thus it is a well-known tourist attraction in the area. It is special in that it consists of two separate streams flowing down from the lake Lotevatnet, and as they fall, the join together in the middle of the waterfall, just before going under the Norwegian National Road 13, making for a spectacular (and wet) view as one drives over the old, stone, six-arched bridge