Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - 20th Century British Art

Walee Smith (fl 1920 to 1930)

 SOLD
 
False Bay, Cape of Good Hope, circa 1920
Mounted (ref: 2894)
Signed on the reverse,
Wateroclour on card,
13 3/8 x 20 7/8 in. (34 x 53 cm.)

Provenance: acquired from The Fine Art Society in 2006

 


Provenance: acquired from The Fine Art Society in 2006


The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. There is a misconception that the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa, because it was once believed to be the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. In fact, the southernmost point is Cape Agulhas, about 150 kilometres (90 mi) to the east-southeast. The currents of the two oceans meet at the point where the warm-water Agulhas current meets the cold water Benguela current and turns back on itself—a point that fluctuates between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point (about 1.2 kilometres east of the Cape of Good Hope).