Mist at Asparagus Island and the Bishop Rock, Kynance by Claude Montague Hart
Overall Frame Size 15.75 ins (400 mm) by 13.25 ins (337 mm)
Image Size 9.75 ins (247 mm) by 6.75 ins (173 mm)
Claude Montague Hart
Born 1869 The Lizard Cornwall, Died 1952 The Lizard Cornwall
Claude was born at “Polbrean” on the Lizard, he was tutored by his father and sold paintings from an early age.
At 18 years he went toThe 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 Belgium 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 was a master at painting mist on sea or land including Mist at Asparagus Island and the Bishop Rock, Kynance’ by Claude Montague Hart, He had built his own studio about 500 yards from the family house, on the side of the cliff. In the early 1920’s Great Western Railway contracted Claude to produce 17 paintings for a good quality brochure to promote the “Cornish Riviera”, this was sent out to Hotels and Clubs in England. In later life Claude Immersed himself in a large amount of public works and photography. He died on the Lizard in 1952