St Michaels Mount from Newlyn By Sydney E Hart
Watercolour on Paper
Frame Size 28.75 ins (730 mm) by 18.125 ins (476 mm)
Image size 20.5 ins (521 mm) by 6.625 ins (167 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 St Michaels Mount from Newlyn 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
(Cornish: Baya an Garrek) is a large, sweeping bay on the English Channel coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom, stretching from the Lizard Point to Gwennap Head. In the north of the bay, near Marazion, is St Michael’s Mount; the origin of name of the bay. In summer, it is a large, benign, scenic, natural harbour. However, in winter, onshore gales present maritime risks, particularly for sailing ships. There are more than 150 known wrecks from the nineteenth century in the area. The eastern side of the bay centered around Marazion and St Michael’s Mount was designated as a Marine Conservation Zone in January 2016.