10 December 2009
Today I turn to a classic painting from the 19th Century, painted by Lord Frederic Leighton, entitled “On the Coast, Isle of Wight”:
This oil sketch, which hangs in the National Gallery in London, shows a stretch of the Isle of Wight coastline in southern England. The view is from Ventnor looking towards the west towards Saint Lawrence. The coast here is a famous area of landslides known as The Undercliff – the landslide morphology is clearly visible in the painting.