What a holiday fortune, what a sun-blessed island. But No!
This Isle was an infamous prison located about 1.5 kilometres (7⁄8 mile) offshore in the Bay of Marseille in southeastern France. It is famous for being one of the settings of Alexandre Dumas' adventure novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.
The isolated location and dangerous offshore currents of the Château d'If made it an ideal escape-proof prison, very much like the island of Alcatraz in California in more recent times.
Its use as a dumping ground for political and religious detainees soon made it one of the most feared and notorious jails in France.
|Subject||∅ 27mm (1,06“), Aquarell|
|Paper||300g Water Color Paper|
|Dimensions||20 × 20 cm|