Edward Lear, View Near Monte Rotondo, Italy.
Pencil, heightened with stump and white on blue paper; signed lower right: Edward Lear del. and inscribed lower left: near Monte Rotondo. May 26.1840. 150 by 350 mm.
This fine drawing was once owned by the author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer, Dame Rebecca West. In 1949 she was awarded a C.B.E. in recognition of her outstanding contributions to British literature.