Edward Lear, Cervo, Imperia, Italy (1882)

Edward Lear, Cervo, Imperia, Italy.
Signed with monogram and dated ‘1882’ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘Cérvo./ 27 Decbr. 1881′ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour. 10 7/8 x 21 in. (27.7 x 53.4 cm.)

Provenance
Francis Braham, Lady Waldegrave, and her husband Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford;
Constance Braham, Lady Strachey, niece of Lady Waldegrave, and by descent.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 10 November 1994, lot 145, where purchased for the present collection.

Cervo is on the coast close to San Remo, where Lear was to build the Villa Tennyson, his last home.

Christie’s.

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