Steeple Rock Kynance cove by Claude M Hart
Watercolour on Paper
New Frame and Mount Ready to Hang
Overall frame Size 675 mm by 520 mm
Image Size 518 mm by 334 mm
Claude Montague Hart
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 Crane Ledges and Lizard Point from Pentreath Beach by Claude Montague Hart.
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 travelled 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 he got older Claude did a large amount of public works and photography. He died on the Lizard in 1952
Kynance Cove (Cornish: Porth Keynans, meaning ravine cove) is a cove on the eastern side of Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, England. It is situated on the Lizard peninsula approximately two miles (3 km) north of Lizard Point. The cove became popular in the early Victorian era, with many distinguished visitors including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the poet Alfred Tennyson. The BBC has described Kynance Cove as “one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the South West”. The South West Coast Path, which follows the coast of south west England from Somerset to Dorset passes by on the cliffs overlooking the cove.
Kynance Cove and the surrounding coast are owned and managed by the National Trust. It is part of the West Lizard Site of Special Scientific Interest and is in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Kynance Café, which opened for business in 1929, relied on spring water and on a generator for power. When the café became the property of the National Trust in 1999, the Trust renovated it and provided mains water and electricity. Access is via the South-west coastal footpath from the nearby National Trust car park