watercolour, 12"x20", signed and dated 1884, framed, provenance Thos Agnew & The Fine Art Society - labels verso

 Thomas Bush Hardy RBA 1842 - 1897

Thomas Hardy - Thomas Bush Hardy RBA 1842 - 1897. Marine painter and watercolourist. Born in Sheffield, traveled in Holland and Italy. Exhibited at SS 1871-97 (elected RBA 1884), RA and NWS. Hardy's prolific coastal scences painted in fresh and vivid colours, achieved enormous popularity. A most sought after artist,

Boats in Bacino di San Marco, Venice

Thomas Bush Hardy