[Santa Cruz River from circa 130 miles]
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Unknown author (2007). [Santa Cruz River from circa 130 miles] [digital image]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/194397
"RF" FitzRoy [top right corner]
The sky is blank, annotated: "Clear afternoon sky, east view". The horizon from the left to the left centre consists of a line of rounded and occasionally jagged hills, above which the annotation reads: "orange in purple shadow but nothing light". Below this, the annotation: "line of bright light" refers to the upper surface of the ground nearer to the viewer, which slopes down to the water's edge. Further below, the slope itself is annotated: "grey", and "warm shadow". In the foreground in front of these slopes there is more sloping ground with occasional scanty growths of grass and small bushes. The river itself occupies the left centre to right of the foreground--midground, and is almost blank, annotated: "water same as sky but with touches of blue to mark the rapids". The three boats, the masted one on the right of the group, are visible but small in the centre midground. The centre--right of the background contains a vague indication of the far bank of the river, lined with occasional bushes, behind which there are low flattish hills running from the centre to the centre right. To the right of these, two more pronounced hills rise near the right-hand edge of the picture. The annotation above the flatter hills reads: "breadth of warm light".
A river valley landscape and vegetation, showing the explorers' boats; with colouring instructions, and note of the time of day and weather.
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