|Title: ||San Carlos, Island of ChiloÃ©|
|Contributors: ||Cambridge University Library|
|Issue Date: ||14-Jun-2007|
|Abstract: ||A street leading to a harbour in a coastal inlet, showing buildings in detail, and some human figures.|
|Description: ||"P 275. Vol 1." [bottom left (top left corner of picture)]; "RF" FitzRoy [top right corner (bottom right of picture)]|
Drawing [vertical orientation]; similar to watercolour engraved by Bull S as `San Carlos de ChiloÃ© reproduced facing Narrative 1: 275. The street curves slightly from the right of the foreground to the left centre of the background, with a possible drainage channel edging the pavement area on the left-hand side. It slopes down to a moored boat, behind which lies a second (possibly fishing) boat with an indication of two human figures aboard, and a mast, partly obscured by a building on the right-hand side of the street. In the centre to centre left of the midground is a stretch of open calm water, with a far shore in the background with gently rising hills, above which a line of birds flies towards the viewer. A sailing boat with two or more main masts is indistinctly indicated against the outline of a more distant low hill, above which the sky contains a vague impression of cumulus clouds. This distant vista is framed by the buildings on the two sides of the street. On the left-hand side of street stands a building with horizontal timber boarding and an overhanging probably thatched roof; it appears to have two doors, and near the left-hand edge of the picture a third door or large window. A more distant building is shown, with a pitched roof facing the viewer; nearby, three figures in light upper and dark lower clothing partly obscure the moored boat. On the right-hand side of the street, the rightmost building is faced with horizontal timber boarding, and has a small window and to its left a narrow door leading onto the cobbled paving at the side of the street; higher up is a veranda with an elaborate facade, supported on exposed horizontal timbers and diagonal thrusters. The lowest layer of the roof thatch projects slightly. Behind this building we can see a second building, single storey, with a pitched thatched roof, vertical wallboarding, and narrow doors at its left and right ends. Two figures stand at its right corner, in front of a third building further behind, with a ground-level veranda whose wooden uprights support a pitched roof leading to an upper storey, whose facade is turned away from the viewer, and has an anvil-shaped roof. The uprights of the ground-level veranda partly obscure the fishing boat.
|Appears in Collections:||Conrad Martens' Sketchbooks I and III|
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