The Skjerfos Waterfall near Eide by Sydney E Hart
Watercolour on Paper
New Frame and Mount ready to hang
Overall Frame size 525 mm by 398 mm
Image Size 345 mm by 245 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 The Skjerfos Waterfall near Eide 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
The R13 is one of the main touristic roads in Norway. Don’t forget to take a short detour from road Rv13, driving from Granvin to Voss. Take the exit to Seim and after 3,6 km you already have the first view on the amazing Skjervsfossen (also known as Skjervefossen).
When it is busy park the car at the parking at the top of the waterfall. Don’t forget to go to the toilet there, you will be surprised!!!
In ten years time a lot has changed at Skjervsfossen. Beside the toilet there is a nice path along the waterfall going to the base. The path is suitable for children and is made safe with a fence. The best view you have from the base of the waterfall.
Skjervsfossen has two major drops and is in total 150 meter heigh. The stage at the parking is the most impressive part (the upper part) with a single drop of 60 meter.
If you want to see the upper and lower part together, drive up towards Voss. I a sharp curve in the road you have an awesome view on the upper and lower part of Skjervsfossen.
I visited the waterfall three times: first 4 pictures are taken at the beginning of June, a decade ago. Picture 5-7 are taken in July also long ago. The last pictures are taken at the end of April 2015.