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  • Lear, Edward (1812 - 1888)
    Greece; Corfu, the view 'from Spartera'. Pencil, pen and ink. Inscribed and dated, 12th May 1862, the artist's 50th Birthday. An extract from the artist's diary: 'Monday, 12 May 1862 / My 50th birthday. Rose at 4.20: ― off by 5.15. Long winding paths through olive groves: then dips & struggles with quite wild places, stuffed with all sorts of underwood, the old olives growing tangly all about ... A man passing, & asked the way to Sparterò ... superb scenery all about the place ... the quiet, warmth, & semishade are delightful ... After death perhaps I shall be a tree ― a cloud ― a cabbage ― or silence in the next world: but most possibly an ass ... At 1, or 1.30 ― into the Monastery, & drew till 3 ― awfully tortured by fleas, & obliged to stand in the sun all the time. As soon as I got to the sea I bathed ― killing 11 fleas first ...'. 12x19.5 inches. Framed: 19x26 inches. £3,750
  • Lear, Edward (1812 - 1888)
    Italy; 'Norba' from the Pontine Marshes near Ninfa. Pen and ink. Dated '16 May' and numbered '31'. Related to the lithograph in 'Views of Rome and its Environs', publ. 1841. Lear was in Rome 1837-41 working on the drawings for this publication. 9.75x16.25 inches. Framed: 17.5x23.5 inches. £2,750
  • Lear, Edward (1812 - 1888)
    Italy; 'Coast between Amalfi and Positano'. Chalk and white heightening. Signed, inscribed and dated, 1839. Exhibited: Fine Art Society, April 1969, where provenance given as Robert Hornby (1805-1857). Hornby and his cousin the Earl of Derby supported Lear on his first trip to Italy. 10.5x16.5 inches. Framed: 18x24 inches. £15,000
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