Edward Lear, L’Abbazia di Santo Spirito (1844)


Edward Lear, L’Abbazia di Santo Spirito, 1844.

Black chalk, pencil, wash, heightened with white, on light grey paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower right, inscribed [sic] Abaddia di S. Spirito lower left. 8.5 x 15.5 cm. (3 1/4 x 6 1/4 in), corners trimmed.

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

Edward Lear, Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 1846, vignette no. 9, p. 30 (engraved by J. Whimper).


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