The Bishop and Gull Rocks Kynance Cove By Tracey Dyke Hart
Watercolour on Paper
New Frame and mount
Overall frame Size 478 mm by 414 mm
Image Size 334 mm by 235 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
(Cornish: Porth Keynans, meaning ravine cove) is a cove on the eastern side of Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Lizard peninsula approximately two miles (3 km) north of Point. The cove became popular in the early Victorian era, with many distinguished visitors including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the poet Alfred Tennyson
There are a number of small tidal islands and stacks within Kynance Cove which were formed because the tremolite serpentine was broken into blocks and invaded by other types of rock, including granite and basalt.
The four largest stacks from left to right are The Bishop, Gull Rock, Asparagus Island and Steeple Rock. It was thought that Asparagus Island, which is cut off on almost every high tide, was connected to the mainland by a sand tombolo. The winter storms washed the sand away to reveal a rocky ridge, probably formed more than 100,000 years ago when sea levels were higher. At about half-tide a snorting can be heard – the sound of the Devil’s bellows a blowhole on Asparagus Island which was caused by the sea tunnelling along a fault. A second blowhole, the Post Office is so named because there is enough suction to post a letter in it!