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Lion Rock and the Lizard Point by Tracey Dyke Hart

£450.00 £275.00

Lion Rock and the Lizard Point by Tracey Dyke Hart

Born 1870 The Lizard Cornwall.  Died 1930 Vancouver, Canada.

Watercolour on Paper

Frame Size 13.75 ins 9349 mm) by 11.25 ins (285 mm)

Image Size  6.5 ins (165 mm) by 4.5 ins (115 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. Exhibited in England and Wales.

Painted in Odda Norway.

He sold paintings 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 the Lizard Point by Tracey Dyke Hart

Lived in Newquay Cornwall and painted a large volume of work on the North coast of Cornwall. In 1910.m the

Tracey Emigrated to Canada Via New York. He Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1930

The Lizard

(CornishAn Lysardh) is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The most southerly point of the British mainland is near Lizard Point at grid referenceSW 701115[dead link]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.[1][2]

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.[3] The peninsula is known for its geology and for its rare plants and lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).[4]

The name “Lizard” is most probably a corruption of the Cornish name “Lys Ardh”, meaning “high court”;[5] 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”);[6] 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”).

The Lizard’s coast is hazardous to shipping. The seaways round the peninsula were historically known as the “Graveyard of Ships.” The Lizard Lighthouse was built at Lizard Point in 1752 and the RNLI operates The Lizard lifeboat station.


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