|Title: ||Guanacoe Island, Port Desire|
|Contributors: ||Cambridge University Library|
|Issue Date: ||14-Jun-2007|
|Abstract: ||A beach at low tide, with some landscape and vegetation behind it.|
|Description: ||circled "R" top left|
Watercolour. The sky is blank. The foreground shows the water's edge and the beach at low tide, coloured purple from the left to the centre, with water from a recently broken wave across part of it, and sandy brown from the centre to the right. The beach narrows towards the centre midground, with a thin dark brown line of what is probably seaweed and driftwood fragments marking the high tide line. In the right midground behind the beach, midbrown paint indicates bushes and/or small trees in the middle distance, to the right of which a more substantial leafy tree is growing, coloured yellowish-green. The sloping ground in front of this vegetation is painted in a mix of greens, blues and browns suggesting a patchy covering of grass. Behind the brown bushes we can see an abrupt rocky flat-topped outcrop, brownish purple at its left-hand end fading to pale at its right-hand end next to the yellowish-green tree. Other outcrops in the left centre of the midground link to the left midground by way of a low rocky headland, which is coloured purple with a hint of yellowish-green near the shoreline. The background is occupied by level elevated pale purple land representing a shoreline further away, with the hint of a chalky or other whitish cliff-face in the left of the picture; this horizon line disappears behind the rocky outcrops.
|Appears in Collections:||Conrad Martens' Sketchbooks I and III|
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