Edward Lear, Honister from near Buttermere.
Inscribed and dated ’27 Sept 1836′ pencil and black chalk on blue paper. 17.8 x 26 cm. (7 x 10 1/4 in.)
With Spink, London.
Lear’s visit to Cumbria in 1836 was one of his first sketching tours, he recorded that: “the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland are superb indeed, & tho the weather has been miserable, yet I have contrived to walk pretty well over the whole ground, & to sketch a good deal besides”.