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199
Edward Lear
PERUGIA, ITALY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
199
Edward Lear
PERUGIA, ITALY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Drawings including French Masterworks from the Dormeuil Collection

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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
PERUGIA, ITALY
Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil;
inscribed lower right: near / Perugia / 7. September 1883 / 7.AM.; further inscribed with artist's notes
325 by 505 mm
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Provenance

With Agnew's, London;
John, Lord D'Ayton (1922-2003);
thence by decent to the present owners

Exhibited

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

Catalogue Note

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.  

Old Master & British Drawings including French Masterworks from the Dormeuil Collection

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London