Beatrice Leaf HART
Beatrice Leaf Hart (not Louise as catalogued for the sale of the below work) was born at The Lizard in 1872, another of the artistic children of Thomas HART. Her only known work is a view of Housel Bay, The Lizard dated 1883 and inscribed 'Age 11 years' formerly in the collection of Ron Manuell and sold at David Lay's Auctions in April 2011. This work shows a great deal of competency for one so young and it would be surprising, given her family background, if she did not execute further works. Information on such works would be welcomed.
Beatrice Hart was married in 1893, at Landewednack, to Edwin Marrack, a merchant (1859-1895, Para (Belem), Brazil). A six-month old daughter, Mary Louise (May) also died there in January 1895 (Cornishman, 4.7.1895). In the 1901 census Beatrice is a widow at Southport, Lancs.
In 1907, she married for the second time, to Laurence H P Bouverie (ca. 1849-1920, Penzance). In the 1911 census they are living in Southport, both stated 'of private means'.
Beatrice Hart was married for the third time in 1931, in Plymouth, to Harry Robert Landymore (1860, Stow area, Suffolk - 1933, Plymouth).
She died in Plymouth in 1964, at the age of 92.
Painting in watercolour
works and access
Works incl: Housel Bay, The Lizard
misc further info
D Lay's Auction Catalogue, April 2011