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The White Ladye at Odda Norway by Thomas Hart

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The White Ladye at Odda Norway by Thomas Hart

Watercolour on Paper

Frame Size  18.25 ins (463 mm) by 14.125 ins (358 mm)

Image Size  13,25 ins (336 mm) by 9.125 ins (232 mm)

Thomas Hart

Painted a large volume of work including this watercolour, The White Ladye at Odda Norway by Thomas Hart

Born 1830 Crowan Cornwall, Died 1916 The Lizard, Cornwall

Moved to Falmouth in the 1840’s

Thomas a prolific painter in watercolours and oil. He lived up to the mid 1860 in Falmouth, Cornwall, the home of several known artists.

Exhibited at the Royal academy, Grosvenor Gallery and at numerous venues in the UK. His work sold from the 1850’s. Thomas travelled widely in the UK and Europe gathering ideas and working “Plein Air”.

In 1865 the family moved to the Lizard Point in Cornwall,

From 1880 to the early 1900’s Thomas spent 2 months in Odda Norway where he set up a studio.

He and his wife Louisa 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.

White Ladye a steam yacht owned by the actress Lillie Langtry, built in 1891 by Ramage & Ferguson of Leith from a design by W C Storey; 3 masts; length 204 ft; breadth 27 ft; 142 hp steam powered.

initially owned by Lord Ashburton and named Ladye Mabel, but came into Langtry’s possession soon after as a gift from George Alexander Baird, and renamed the White Ladye.

In 1893 Langtry leased the vessel to Ogden Goelet who used it until his death in 1897.[1] It was then sold at auction [2] to John Lawson Johnston the ‘inventor’ of Bovril and remained in his ownership until his death on board at Cannes France in 1900.[3]

In 1902/3 recorded in the Lloyd’s Yacht Register as being owned by shipbuilder William Cresswell Gray, Tunstall Manor, West Hartlepool and remained so until 1915.

Following this the Lloyd’s Register records that she became French trawler La Champagne based in Fécamp and broken up in 1935.[4]


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