Nanjizal Bay, near Land’s End

Nanjizal Bay, near Land’s End

Herbert William Hicks (1880 – 1944)

Bodycolour. Signed. Inscribed verso.

5½” x 9½” (14 cm x 24.2 cm)

Nanjizal is a secluded, relatively inaccessible bay, halfway between Land’s End and Porthgwarra in the far west of Cornwall. It is renowned for its clear, blue water, often a playground for seals, and its caves, rock formations and magnificent granite cliffs.

A self-taught artist, Herbie Hicks specialised in coastal and moorland scenes in Cornwall and Devon. He painted in bodycolour and watercolour and sold most of his work through a gallery in his home city of Exeter. He shared a studio with fellow Exeter artist Frederick Parr and they painted together throughout the two counties.

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