Edward Lear, Jaffa (1858)

Edward Lear, Jaffa.
Inscribed l.r.: Jaffa and dated March 26 1858. Watercolour over pen and ink and pencil, 4.5 by 12.5 cm.

Sotheby’s, London, 16 July 1992, lot 165

Lear’s trip to the Middle East in the Spring of 1858 resulted in several impressive views of Jerusalem, two of which are now in the Tate (inv.2753 and 2792). He wrote in his diary on the day the present drawing was executed:

“Rose at 6 having slept very decently. Sea Calm, hardly in any wind. Jaffa…”
(diary entry for Friday 26 March 1858)

Harry Moore-Gwyn.

This entry was posted in Edward Lear and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.