Mist at Scovarn Rock Mullion by Claude Montague Hart
Watercolour on Paper
Frame size 31.25 ins (794 mm) by 20.625 ins (523 mm)
Image size 23.25 ins (590 mm) by 12.625 ins (322 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 Mist at Scovarn Rock Mullion by Claude Montague
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.
As Claude got older he spent his time on public works and photography. He died on the Lizard in 1952
Mullion Cove or Porth Mellin is a small community on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, England. It is on the eastern side of the Mount’s Bay. The Cove forms part of the parish of Mullion, and is accessible by road from Mullion village, 1 mile (1.6 km) away to the north east, and also by the popular South West coast path. It lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Cove is 5 miles (8 km) south of Porthleven and 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Penzance by sea. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Helston by land and 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Falmouth by land. In 1937, a 2-mile (3.2 km) stretch of the coast from Mullion Cove to Predannack was preserved for the nation with the help of the Council for the Preservation of Rural England and the National Trust.