White sandy beach, Point Punta Arenas, Island of ChiloÃ©
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Unknown author (2007). White sandy beach, Point Punta Arenas, Island of ChiloÃ© [digital image]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/194421
"D" top centre; "RF" FitzRoy [bottom right corner]
Drawing. The sky is mainly blank, but shows some indication of cumulus clouds over the horizon towards the left-hand and right-hand edges of the picture; the sun is shining from behind and to the right of Martens' vantage point. The horizon on the left consists of distant upland, which stretches behind a verdant ridge, which itself stretches behind a shoreline. A steeply rising promontory in the centre left of the midground casts shadow leftwards onto the water. The promontory has a dense covering of bushes and small trees, and rises in the centre to form the horizon-line, with a row of trees, unevenly spaced, and containing some apparently dead trunks, though most of the trees are shown in leaf, and thus evergreen, given the midwinter date of the picture. These lead to a timber and thatched building in the centre right, with three window or door openings indicated on its longer aspect, which faces diagonally rightwards. Behind and to the right of this building, we see a more distant wooded horizon-line. Below the central horizon trees and the building, a grassy slope leads down to the foreshore; midway down this slope stands a second building, similarly constructed of timber and thatch but with a taller roof, whose upper part rises at a steeper pitch. The walls show upright boarding on the aspect facing diagonally leftwards, and horizontal boarding between a window and a door on the aspect facing diagonally rightwards. At the foot of the promontory lies a roughly even foreshore with areas of grass tufts. A human figure stands at the base of the slope directly below the second building; nearer the viewer, there are two other figures to the left between him and a beached rowing boat, which faces to the left below the steeply rising part of the promontory. In the centre left, a line of three rowing boats facing rightwards float at the water's edge, the rightmost containing one seated or leaning figure, with two other figures standing at its bow. The water is calm. The foreground is occupied from the left to the centre right by an impression of a roughly even beach. In the right foreground, there is a steeply rising mound with copious tufts of grass or other low bushy vegetation with lanceolate leaves.
A coastal inlet landscape, showing vegetation, buildings, human figures, and small boats.
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