View of Mirables among the rocks
Artist: Walmsley, Thomas
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of Arnold Cottage, thought to be the home of Captain Arnold of the ‘Niton Loyal Volunteers’. The Cottage is situated in an area names ‘Mirables’ which is thought to be part of an area known as ‘The Undercliff’ on the South coast of the Isle of Wight. Undercliff is the name given to a large stretch of the southern coastline of the Isle of Wight, protected by the peaks of St Catherine’s Hill and the Downs, which has a notably milder climate than that rest of the island. Undercliff extends from Luccombe to Blackgang Chine and a remarkable variety of plants thrive in the balmy environment making it a popular tourist destination for over 200 years.