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Unknown author (2007). Tabuna, Tahiti [digital image]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/194448
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Drawing. The sky is blank. A shore with a wide beach occupies the whole foreground, and recedes from the left near-midground into the centre near-background, with some indication of high tide detritus lines. There is a fallen palm branch in the foreground at the left-hand edge of the picture; further away from the viewer, a fallen palm trunk blocks the whole beach. The foreshore to the left of the beach contains much mixed vegetation; in the group closest to the viewer a phormium, yucca or cordyline-like shrub stands in front of a clump of leafy bushes or small trees, from which some half dozen tall palms protrude. The tallest of these leans towards the beach. The rest of the shoreline is similar, but sketched with decreasing clarity as the distance from the viewer increases. In the centre right of the foreground a small rock or possibly bundle of seaweed protrudes from the calm surface of the sea. A seabird flies above this feature, three others flying in a more distant group behind it. The horizon in the centre consists of low distant rocky hills. To their right a substantial distant sailing boat faces the shore, with two masts and some indication of rigging but no sails visible. To the right of this boat the horizon is the open sea, with some indication of a distant reef, annotated: "reef". Interrupting the horizon in the right and centre right, a closer sailing boat with a single mast and raised rectangular sail approaches the shore, with indications of seated people and/or cargo aboard.
A shoreline landscape, showing vegetation, seabirds, boats and human figures.
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