With Agnew's, London; John, Lord D'Ayton (1922-2003); thence by decent to the present owners
London, Sotheby's, Edward Lear,An Exhibition of Works by Edward Lear from the D'Ayton International Collection, assembled by John D'Ayton, 2004, no. 8
Lear drew this large pen and ink study during a visit to Perugia in September 1883. A late work, he skilfully depicts the ancient city with its patchwork of small streets and tiled roofs. Towering above the other buildings is the Basilica San Domenico, while in the distance the Umbrian hills can clearly be seen.
This work has been well preserved and carefully presented. The medium is in good condition and the sheet has not discoloured. The drawing may have been cleaned at some point. The work has not been laid down, but is instead attached to a window mount along all four edges (verso).
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