Watercolour, 17.5"x27", signed inscribed and dated 1882 as illustrated John Morton Lees book on TB Hardy page 180.

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,

Deojozzi off the Ducal Palace, Venice

Thomas Bush Hardy 1842-1897