UA-81275160-1 Wreckers at Gunwalloe Painted by Thomas Hart 1871 - Hart Paintings


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Wreckers at Gunwalloe Painted by Thomas Hart 1871

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Wreckers at Gunwalloe Painted by Thomas Hart 1871

Born 1830 Crowan, Cornwall   Died 1916 The Lizard, Cornwall


Frame Size   19 ins (483 mm) by 16 ins ( 406 mm)

Image Size   9.5 ins (242 mm) by 6.25 ins (158 mm)

The painting is of the remains of the wreck of the Barque Sanesto from Brazil that went aground at Gunwallow on the 24th November 1865

Thomas Hart

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 traveled 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 Wreckers at Gunwalloe Painted by Thomas Hart 1871

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.

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.


Gunwalloe (CornishGwynnwalow) is a coastal civil parish and a village in Cornwall.. It is situated on the Lizard Peninsula three miles (4.8 km) south of Helston and partly contains The Loe,[1] the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall.. Population including Berepper in the 2011 census was 219.[2]

Gunwalloe lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park



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