Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Kenilworth, Warwickshire, 1880
J. Laurence Hart (c.1830-1907)
Oil on canvas
BORGM 2001.26
Image © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

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Kenilworth, Warwickshire

This striking painting of a sunset with the sun dipping down behind sandstone rocks is set close to the market town of Kenilworth.

Laurence Hart was born in Harborne, Birmingham. He was both a poet and an artist. He painted mainly watercolours of landscapes and rural scenes in the Impressionist style.

He studied at Birmingham Municipal School of Art. Little is known about his life but he exhibited at Agnew’s Gallery in London, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

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