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Vue des Pitous du Carbet, à l'orient, prise du gros Morne

Vue des Pitous du Carbet, à l'orient, prise du gros Morne

Artist: Moreau de Jonnes, Alexandre

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1808-1810

Shelfmark: Add. 49362 B

Item number: ff.17

Length: 120

Width: 197

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Sketch of a view on the island of Martinique drawn by Alexandre Moreau de Jonnès. Martinique is of volcanic origin and in the 19th century one of the most striking features of the island was a proliferation of strange, steep sided mounds or hills known as pitons and pyramidal mounds of earth known as mornes. There were hundreds of these mounds all over the island but the best examples were to be found on the slopes of the Pitons du Carbet mountain range. These mounds were popular subjects for landscape painters.

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