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We are on the east shore of the harbour on the road which goes from the jetty beach (Anse de la Mole) to the current commercial port. This road is cut through the hill that borders the shore.
To construct this road the workmen made a gap and two tunnels.
This support is placed at road level from where you can see Port-Vendres. To execute this work the artist was certainly positioned a little above the road on a small hill to the north north east of the Anse Mailly (Mailly Beach).
This watercolour represents, on the left, the part of the road which is cut into the rock, making a gap in the hillside. In the centre, in the foreground, at the top of the hill, is the northeast face of Fort Mailly. At the bottom you can see the town of Port-Vendres, which is situated at the other side of the harbour, on the north-west shore.
The fort was built in the XVIIth century. When CR Mackintosh did his work the fort was not in ruins as it is now (see Fort Mailly position no. 2).