Skjeggedalsfos Waterfall Norway by Sydney E Hart
Watercolour on Paper
New frame and mount
Ready to Hang
Overall frame Size 448 mm by 325 mm
Image size 270 mm by 171 mm
Sydney Ernest Hart
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 Skjeggedalsfos Waterfall 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
Here are a few excerpts from the early 20th century English guide books:
The Hardanger Fjord is very accessible from Bergen; during the summer, steamers sail about six times a week, making the tour of the fjord. Sør Fjord, an arm of the Hardanger Fjord, runs due south, and is justly famed as the most beautiful part of Hardanger. The sides of the fjord are covered with orchards, and cherries and apples grow with great luxuriance. The steep mountains to the west are crowned with glaciers, offshoots from the great Folgefond ice-field, and on the eastern side are lofty and rugged mountains.