The proceedings were streamed on YouTube and are now available from the Fondazione channel. My paper was about “Edward Lear, i Caetani e Ninfa” but the others are at least as interesting so take a look even if you do not speak Italian, the pictures are great in themselves.
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemy the number of papers had to be reduced and people could only follow the proceedings online. Here is the”Invito.”
Edward Lear, Ponte Rotto, Rome.
Indistinctly inscribed (lower left) and further inscribed ‘The sketch/ on the other side/ taken from below the Ponte Rotto – a bit/ of which is on the left corner.’ (verso) pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour on pale blue paper 5 7/8 x 9 ¼ in. (14.7 x 23.5 cm.).
Edward Lear, Mount Parnes from Varnava, Greece
Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Mt. Parnes, from Varnava./ 16. June. 1868/ (39.)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour 10 ¼ x 18 ½ in. (26 x 47 cm.).
With Leger Galleries, London, June 1971.
Sir Clifford Norton (†); Christie’s, London, 9 April 1991, lot 176.
Edward Lear, Masada from the Dead Sea.
Signed with monogram (lower right) pencil, pen and brown and blue ink and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour 7 1/8 x 15 in. (18.1 x 38.1 cm.)
With the Redfern Gallery, London, where purchased by Norman Bentwich (†);
Sotheby’s, London, 22 March 1979, lot 110
With Martyn Gregory, London.
With Davis and Langdale, New York, where purchased by Mrs Vincent Astor.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 3 July 2013, lot 190.