Cave Hole, Isle of Portland f.195
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
The Dorset coast exhibits a diverse geology, manifested in its interesting topographical features. The Isle of Portland is not technically an island, but a peninsula separated from the "mainland" by Chesil Beach. The coastline surrounding this area is dotted with unique rock formations and secluded coves. On the Isle itself there are numerous quarries producing the famous Portland stone. Caves and interconnecting caverns form an extensive labyrinth under the isle's surface.