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Wrecker on the Beach with Lion Rock and Lizard Point in the distance by Thomas Hart F.S.A
Watercolour on Paper Painted in 1864
Frame Size 25.875 ins (657 mm) by 14,75 ins (375 mm)
Image size 18.5 ins (470 mm) by 6.375 ins(163 mm)
Born 1830 Crowan Cornwall, Died 1916 The Lizard, Cornwall
Moved to Falmouth in the 1840’s
Thomas was a prolific painter in watercolours and oil. He lived up to the mid 1860 in Falmouth, Cornwall, the home of several known artists.
In 1865 the family moved to the Lizard Point in Cornwall,
Painted a large volume of work including this watercolour Wrecker on the Beach with Lion Rock and Lizard Point in the distance 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.
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.
Kynance Cove and the surrounding coast are owned and managed by the National Trust. It is part of the West Lizard Site of Special Scientific Interest and is in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Kynance Café, which opened for business in 1929, relied on spring water and on a generator for power.The National Trust Renovated it in 1999.