HARDWICK, William Noble

1804 - 1865

William Noble Hardwick was born at Southwark, then in Surrey, on 1 September 1804, son of William Hardwick, a mason and builder, and his wife Lydia, but was not baptised until 14 October 1810, at St Saviour, Southwark, London. A pupil of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). A landscape painter, he exhibited from 1829 and was a Member of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1834 and exhibited at the Royal Academy also showing at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association exhibition in 1850, held at the New Lecture Hall of the Mechanics' Institution, Ipswich three watercolours 'Huy, on the Meuse', 'Chateau de Modave, on the Hoyoux, Belgium' and 'Lynn Dwarchen, North Wales'. In 1838 he had settled at 1 Lansdown Terrace, Bath where he married on 8 July 1843, Elizabeth Spence Wood, daughter of George Wood, a jeweller of 6 New King Street, Bath and from then worked mostly in the West Country. In 1851 a 46-year-old artist living at Lansdown Terrace, Walcot, Bath, Somerset with his 52-year-old wife Elizabeth, who was born at Bath and had issue. William Noble Hardwick travelled abroad from 1851 when he applied for a passport but died at his home at 3 Rosehill Terrace, Larkhall, Bath on 7 April 1865 and his obituary is in 'The Exeter and Plymouth Gazette' of 13 April 1865. His paintings 'several hundred examples' were sold by auction at Rainey's Auction Rooms, Southgate Street, Bath on 9 August 1865.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 16 Brownlow Street, Holborn
1834 526 The Murder of Clarence
1836 586 A View on the Avon, near Bath
from Lansdowne Road, Bath
1853 1098 Tournon, on the Rhone
         1297 The Gatehouse, Kenilworth
from Royal Institution, Bath
1858 296 At Padua
         957 Lake of Como

Works by This Artist