‘The Vro and Gull Rock, Mullion’ by Thomas Hart F.S.A
Watercolour on Paper
Frame Size 24 ins (609 mm) by 18 ins (457 mm)
Image Size 14.375 ins (367 mm) by 8.375 ins213 mm)
Born 1830 Crowan Cornwall, Died 1916 The Lizard, Cornwall
Moved to Falmouth in the 1840’s
He was a prolific painter in watercolours and oil. He lived up to 1862 in Falmouth, Cornwall, the home of several known artists.
Married Louisa Hallamore in 1862 in Falmouth, Cornwall. Initially they set up home in Plymouth
Thomas had one of the very first photographic studios at 10 Flora Place, Union Road, Plymouth.
Louisa traveled to Falmouth for the births of Herbert and Horace (artists)
1865 the family moved to the Lizard Point in Cornwall,
Painted a large volume of work including this watercolour The Vro and Gull Rock, Mullion by Thomas Hart F.S.A
Exhibited at the Royal academy, Grosvenor Gallery and at numerous venues in the UK.
His work sold from the 1850’s. Thomas traveled widely in the UK and Europe gathering ideas and working “Plein Air”.
From 1880 to the early 1900’s Thomas spent 2 months in Odda Norway where he set up a studio.
They had 11 children, 6 of them became professional Painters. In the late 1800’s numerous Titled people in the UK and throughout Europe purchased his paintings.
Mullion (Cornish: Eglosvelyan) is a civil parish and village on the Lizard Peninsula in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The nearest town is Helston approximately five miles (8 km) to the north..
Mullion civil parish encompasses the church town (now known simply as Mullion) and four smaller settlements: Mullion Cove and Predannack to the southwest; Trewoon and Meaver to the east. Mullion is bordered by the parishes of Gunwalloe and Cury to the north, Grade-Ruanto the east, Landewednack to the south, and by Mount’s Bay to the west. The parish also includes Mullion Island, a uninhabited island approximately half a mile (0.8 km) offshore from Mullion Cove. The island is home to large colonies of seabirds and is owned by the National Trust.