Edward Lear, Landscape of an Italian hill-top town.
Ca. 1838, unsigned. Pen and black ink, gouache, over pencil, on blue wove paper, 104 x 160 mm. (4″ x 6.25″), inscribed verso “117/ upright/Top,” corners trimmed by the artist, the sheet tipped at edges into paper support.
Previously sold at Sotheby’s London, The British Sale, March 21, 2001, lot 247, along with one other item by Lear (also in this sale, see previous post.)
Lear left England in 1837 and travelled extensively. The present was likely executed while visiting Rome.