Edward Lear, Ponte di Nona (1844)


Edward Lear, Ponte di Nona, 1844.

Watercolour, over pencil, heightened with white, on light blue grey paper. Signed and inscribed Ponte di Nona lower left, dated Thursday. Feby. 1844 lower right. 11 x 18.5 cm. (4 1/4 x 7 1/4 in).

John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866); thence by descent to the present owner.

For two further drawings of Ponte di Nona by Lear, painted one year later than the present work, see Houghton Library, Harvard University, Edward Lear Landscape Drawings , 1834-1884 (MS Typ 55.11, MS Typ 55.26, TypDr 805.L513), nos. 377 and 378.


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