Edward Lear, Assiut on the Nile

Edward Lear, Assiut on the Nile, Egypt.
Pen and brown ink and watercolour; inscribed with artist’s colour notes, unframed. 138 by 312 mm.

Provenance
Sale, London, Bonham’s, 8 June 2004, lot 58; with James Mackinnon.

Having initially travelled to Egypt in 1849, Lear conducted two further trips to that country, firstly during the winter of 1853-4 and then again between December and March of 1866-7. On both of these later trips he explored the great river Nile.
The town of Assiut is on the western shore of the Nile, approximately half way between Cairo and Luxor

Sotheby’s.

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