Sea Grape, Marina Cay— B. V. I., 1942
Ross Eugene Braught
Graphite on paper
"Ross Eugene Braught's large graphite on paper drawing Sea Grape, Marina Cay--- B. V. I., 1942, describes the accutely observed twisted trunk; curving branches; smooth, slightly-mottled bark; and round, leathery leaves with prominent veining associated with the tropical tree known as the sea grape. The sprawling tangle of branches in the foreground of the composition opens up in the lower right to reveal a view of an uneven, sandy shore. Beyond the beach with its small wind-shaped dunes , the calm waters of the Caribbean lagoon are lit by a full moon that has just started its rise in the cloud-filled night sky."