UA-81275160-1 Wreck of the Bark Wandsbek by Sydney E Hart - Hart Paintings


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Wreck of the Bark Wandsbek by Sydney E Hart


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Wreck of the Bark Wandsbek by Sydney E Hart

Watercolour on Paper Painted in 1900

New Frame and Mount ready to hang

Overall Frame Size   498 mm by 393 mm

Image Size   340 mm by 210 mm

Sydney Ernest Hart

Born 1867 The Lizard, Cornwall. Died 1921 Bergen, Norway

Wreck of the Bark Wandsbek by Sydney E Hart

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


Went aground on the Stag rocks Polpeor Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall 26th May 1900

The vessel was in tow of the British tug SS DRAGON when the tug’s crew parted the tug-line to early. The WANDSBEK was then not able to sail herself free from the coastline and finally grounded. The ship was on voyage from Astoria for Falmouth with a cargo of wheat. Read more at wrecksite:

The crew took to the ship’s boats and the wreck was bought by a Falmouth man for £55.

nationality:  german purpose:  transport type:  fully rigged ship (ex-barque – bark) propulsion:  sailing ship date built:  1885 details tonnage:  1782  grt dimensions:  80.5 x 12.1 x — m rigging:  3 masts yard no.:  289 IMO/Off. no.:  90002 about the loss cause lost:  ran aground (wrecked) date lost:  26/05/1900 [dd/mm/yyyy] about people builder:  Stephen & Sons Ltd. – Alexander Stephen, Glasgow last owner:  [1] Knöhr & Burchard Nfl., Hamburg SV Wandsbek (I) (+1900) period 1896 ~ 1900 IMO/Off. no.: 90002 prev. owners:  [2] Edmiston & Mitchells, Glasgow SV Ardencaple period 1885 ~ 1896 captain:  Lorenzen, Nicolai Read more at wrecksite:



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