View over Penryn Flushing and Falmouth Painted by Sydney Ernest Hart
Born 1867 The Lizard, Cornwall. Died 4th July 1921 Bergen, Norway.
Frame Size 20 ins (505 mm) By 14 ins (356 mm)
Image Size 13.5 ins (343 mm) by 7.25 ins (184 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 View over Penryn Flushing and Falmouth Painted by Sydney Ernest 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
Penryn (/pɛnˈrɪn/; Cornish: Pennrynn,meaning ‘promontory’) is a civil parish and town in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Penryn River about 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Falmouth.
Though now the town is overshadowed by the larger nearby town of Falmouth, Penryn was once an important harbour in its own right, lading granite and tin to be shipped to other parts of the country and world during the medieval period.