Edward Lear, One Willow over the river hung

Tennyson (Alfred, Lord).- Lear (Edward) “One willow over the river hung… River Anio, Campagna di Roma”, lithograph on fine wove paper, image 165 x 255 mm (6 1/2 x 10 in), sheet 280 x 335 mm (11 x 13 1/4 in), hinged into mount, some minor pin holes carefully restored, unframed, [circa 1885]

Sotheran’s, London;
Private collection, London

Rare working proof of an apparently unpublished lithograph illustrating Tennyson’s poem The Dying Swan. Houghton Library hold the original drawing for the print in their collection ‘Edward Lear drawings for illustrations to the poems of Tennyson’ [see item 17].


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