|Title: ||Island of ChiloÃ© [wood-gathering]|
|Contributors: ||Cambridge University Library|
|Issue Date: ||14-Jun-2007|
|Abstract: ||A shoreline landscape, with small boats, and human figures apparently fishing and collecting firewood.|
|Description: ||Drawing; incorporated in engraving reproduced facing Narrative 1: 287. "P 287. Vol 1." [top left centre]; "RF" FitzRoy [bottom right corner]|
The sky contains some indications in the centre and centre right of cumulus clouds. The background from the left to the centre right of the picture consists of rolling verdant hillsides, with some indication of an area under cultivation in the centre right. The midground shows an expanse of open calm water, with a small rowing boat indistinctly indicated near the left-hand edge of the picture, another closer to the viewer in the left centre facing right, behind which stretches the flat but rocky promontory of the shoreline. The closer boat has one individual aboard, possibly fishing, leaning over the side and facing away from the viewer. Two other individuals, the rightmost probably with a fishing rod, stand on dry land near the bow of the boat. The stern of the boat is obscured behind a figure in the foreground in a poncho and skirt. The figure has long dark hair and faces away from the viewer, carrying three small sticks in the right hand, and at least half a dozen more substantial pieces under the left hand on top of the left shoulder. Another similar figure is bending to the left about to pick up sticks from a disorganised pile sitting near the left-hand edge of the picture. These two figures are standing on a roughly even foreshore which crosses the whole of the foreground. The foreshore has a scattering of tufts of grass, and some bushes and taller trees in leaf. A tree, possibly with a weeping habit, is growing in the right midground, and is tall enough to reach the top of the picture.
|Appears in Collections:||Conrad Martens' Sketchbooks I and III|
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