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Pico, one of the Azores


Watercolor on paper drawing of "Pico, one of the Azores", January 6, 1796, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The main watercolor drawing features a small schooner and a larger three-masted sailing ship in the foreground. In the background is Pico Island, of the Portuguese Azores, at 8 a.m. Faintly drawn to the left of Pico is Faial Island and to the right is Terceira Island. The two pencil sketches on the lower part of the page show closer views of Ponta do Pico, a volcano and tallest mountain in Portugal, at 10 a.m and 11 a.m. Pico, One of the Azores at 8 o' clock AM, January 6th, bearing NNW.Benjamin Henry Latrobe.January 6, 1796.Watercolor on Paper.10.5 x 7 inches.Latrobe Sketchbooks.Museum Department




Watercolor on paper


10.5 x 7 inches

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