Lion Rock and the Lizard Lights by Tracey Dyke Hart
Watercolour on Paper
New Frame and Mount
Overall Frame Size 478 mm by 414 mm
Image Size 333 mm by 234 mm
Tracey Douglas ( Dyke ) Hart
Born 1870 The Lizard, Cornwall. Died 1930 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tracey, the 5th Son of his Father Thomas Hart, the eminent Cornish Artist. Taught by his father and traveled with him to Exhibitions in England and Wales. Painted scenes in Odda Norway. Sold his work from an early age.
Lived for some time in the Hotel in Mullion, Cornwall, painting scenes from around The Lizard.including this watercolour Lion Rock and Lizard Point.
Moved to Newquay Cornwall and painted a large volume of work on the North coast of Cornwall.
In 1910 he Emigrated to Canada Via New York. He Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1930
Inscribed on the back of the painting is The Lion Rock Lizard Lights & Village from Kynance Cove Cornwall
The Lizard (Cornish: An Lysardh) is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The most southerly point of the British mainland is near Lizard Point at SW 701115; Lizard village, also known as The Lizard, is the most southerly on the British mainland, and is in the civil parish of Landewednack, the most southerly parish. The valleys of the River Helford and Loe Pool form the northern boundary, with the rest of the peninsula surrounded by sea. The area measures about 14 by 14 miles (23 km × 23 km). The Lizard is one of England’s natural regions and has been designated as national character area 157 by Natural England. The peninsula is known for its geology and for its rare plants and lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The name “Lizard” is most probably a corruption of the Cornish name “Lys Ardh”, meaning “high court”; it is purely coincidental that much of the peninsula is composed of serpentinite-bearing rock. The Lizard peninsula’s original name may have been the Celtic name “Predannack” (“British one”); during the Iron Age (Pytheas c. 325 BC) and Roman period, Britain was known as Pretannike (in Greek) and as Albion (and Britons the “Pretani”).