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Tag Archives: Italy
Edward Lear, Via Nomentana. Landscape with solitary tower. Inscribed ‘pale blue’ (upper right), indistinctly inscribed and dated ‘—/—.24.1848’ (lower right). Pencil. 15.5 x 35.5cm (6 1/8 x 14in). [Date is March.24.1848. I read “Via Nomentana” in the Roman Campagna. Francesco De Luca confirms that … Continue reading
Edward Lear, An ancient tomb in the Roman campagna. Signed ‘Edward Lear. del.’ (lower left) and dated ‘1839’ (lower right). Graphite heightened with touches of white, on buff paper. 5 ½ x 9 ¼ in. (13.8 x 23.3 cm). Christie’s.
Edward Lear, Cefalu from Bagheria, Sicily. Pencil, open and ink. Annotated by the artist. Lear was in Sicily in May 1847. 12×18 inches. Framed: 25.5×20.5 inches. Abbott and Holder.
Edward Lear, A Veiw of the Roman Campagna. Dated ’24 March 1867′ l.l., pencil and pen and ink. 9 x 33cm. Provenance: The Priory, Walsham-le-Willows. The Saleroom.
Edward Lear, Terranova, Sicily. Inscribed and and dated ‘June 5 1847’ twice and numbered 105, with further annotations, pen and brown ink over pencil. 21.5 x 34cm Provenance: The Tim Wonnacott Collection. The Saleroom.
Edward Lear, ‘Baths of Titus’. Pencil, pen and ink. Inscribed and dated, Feb. 4 (18)40. 3.5×5 inches. These should be the Roman Baths of Titus. Lear mentions what I think are different Baths of Titus near Civita Ducale, which he visited … Continue reading