|Title: ||Tahiti, from Apareaitu|
|Contributors: ||Cambridge University Library|
|Issue Date: ||14-Jun-2007|
|Abstract: ||A coastal land/seascape.|
|Description: ||Drawing, double page panorama. The shoreline in the midground and background of 41v is probably identical to that in 41r, but seen from a greater distance. The beach, with the line of fenced buildings interspersed with and backed by clusters of palms and other trees, sweeps from the right, where a clump of three very tall palms marks the edge of the foreshore, to an apex closer to the viewer near the left-hand edge, from where it sweeps back rightwards in the foreground. On this near stretch, a figure, the crown of whose head is bald or shaven, sits on a large driftwood treetrunk, with indications of grasses and other small scraps of vegetation around it, and a small rock to its right. The sky contains cumulus clouds against the horizon. Open sea with calm water stretches from the end of the far shoreline to the right-hand edge of the folio and onto the left of 42r, where a low verdant islet breaks the surface of the water, with two detached clusters of tall palms growing on it. This feature is pencilled very darkly, with some indication of an expanse of beach around it. Behind and to the right of this feature stretches a vaguely indicated faint outline of some half dozen hills rising from sealevel, with little indication of structure or vegetation. The sky on both folios contains cumulus cloud in patches close to the horizon.|
|Appears in Collections:||Conrad Martens' Sketchbooks I and III|
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