A weekend on the Isle of Wight in paintings 1

Very interesting- a variety of geology and a curiously individual kind of place.

The Eclectic Light Company

This weekend, come over to our house on the Isle of Wight. It’s usually lovely at this time of year, before the season’s rush of tourists. To save you the high cost of the ferry crossing, claimed by many to be the most expensive stretch of water in the world, and sleeping on our floor, your visit comes courtesy of a succession of artists, from intrepid Danish explorers to Berthe Morisot, the French Impressionist.

The south coast of England is known for its white cliffs, which become steadily more spectacular as the coast reaches the Isle of Wight. The most famous landmark here is the Needles, chalk sea stacks that have been both a welcome and a hazard to mariners over the centuries.

recke059v Philipp Georg Friedrich von Reck (1710-1798), untitled sketchbook page (c 1736), media not known, 36.5 x 28.8 cm, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark. Courtesy of Det Kongelige…

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