St Michael’s Mount from the Causeway bu Sydney E Hart
Watercolour on Paper
Frame Size 31.5 ins (800 mm) by 20.75 ins (527 mm)
Image size 23.25 ins (591 mm) by 11.5 ins (292 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 Michael’s Mount from the Causeway bu 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
St Michael’s Mount (Cornish: Karrek Loos yn Koos, meaning “hoar rock in woodland”) is a small tidal island in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, England.. The island is a civil parish and is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water. It is managed by the National Trust, and the castle and chapel have been the home of the St Aubyn family since approximately 1650.
Historically, St Michael’s Mount is a Cornish counterpart of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France (with which it shares the same tidal island characteristics and the same conical shape, in spite of being much smaller, at 57 acres, than Mont St Michel which covers 247 acres). Given to the Benedictine religious order of Mont Saint-Michel by Edward the Confessor in the 11th century.