6. The Lighthouse

Private Collection

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Pencil and watercolour

The Mackintoshes could see both lighthouses of Port Vendres from their base at Hotel du Commerce.  This painting shows the lighthouse on the Cap Bear from the coastal path of the Redoute Bear and is interesting to compare with the modified version of the lighthouse in 5. The Fort.  The simplified shapes of the fortifications, rocks and paths aid the strong composition of this work, while a less conventional treatment of the sea than in 4. The Road Through the Rocks can be appreciated. 

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