Odda Countryside Norway by Sydney E Hart
Watercolour on Paper
Born 1867 The Lizard, Cornwall. Died 1921 Bergen, Norway
Sydney was the 4th child of Thomas Hart the eminent Cornish artist. Taught by his father, at 17 he was exhibiting and selling his works.
Several newspaper reports praise the quality of his pictures. Sydney joined his father on trips to Odda, Norway and
settling there earning a living by selling his art.including this watercolour of the Odda Countryside Norway. 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 the 1950’s
Odda (help·info) is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The municipality is located in southeastern Hordaland county, surrounding the southern end of the Sørfjorden. The administrative centre is the town of Odda, which is also the main commercial and economic centre of the entire Hardanger region. Other villages in the municipality include Botnen, Eitrheim, Håra, Røldal, Seljestad, Skare, and Tyssedal.
The 1,616-square-kilometre (624 sq mi) municipality is the 42nd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Odda is the 150th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 7,025. The municipality’s population density is 4.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (12/sq mi) and its population has decreased by 1.8% over the last decade.
The new municipality of Odda was established on 1 July 1913 when the southern district of Ullensvangwas separated out to form its own municipality. Initially, Odda had 3,077 residents
The municipality (originally the parish) is named after the old “Odda” farm (Old Norse: Oddi), since the first Odda Church was built there. The name is identical with the word oddi which means “headland