Tintagel Harbour with Slate Crane by T Hart F.S.A.
Watercolour on Paper
Overall Size 565 mm by 455 mm
Image Size 320 mm by 198 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 travelled 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 Near Capel Curig, North Wales 1874 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 travelled 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.
Tintagel (/tɪnˈtædʒəl/) or Trevena (Cornish: Tre war Venydh meaning village on a mountain) is a civil parish and village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England. The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and in recent times has become a tourist attraction
Toponymists have had difficulty explaining the origin of ‘Tintagel’: the probability is that it is Norman French, as the Cornish of the 13th century would have lacked the soft ‘g’ (‘i/j’ in the earliest forms: see also Tintagel Castle). If it is Cornish then ‘Dun’ would mean Fort. Oliver Padel proposes ‘Dun’ ‘-tagell’ meaning narrow place in his book on place names. There is a possible cognate in the Channel Islands named Tente d’Agel, but that still leaves the question subject to doubt.