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Charles Chatworthy Wood Taylor(1792–1856), United Kingdom
Town of Juan Fernández, Cumberland Bay (Juan Fernández Island)
, 1834
Watercolor on paper
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Wood, an engineer, marine, and amateur artist, painted this image of the coast of Chile a year after executing a series of topographic maps of Valparaíso. The route he was traversing when he encountered this view follows the Humboldt Current, a cold water flow that moves north from the southern tip of Chile, up the west coast of South America, and toward northern Peru.

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