112
Edward Lear
CANNES AND THE ESTEREL MOUNTAINS, FRANCE
Estimate
12,00018,000
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112
Edward Lear
CANNES AND THE ESTEREL MOUNTAINS, FRANCE
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
CANNES AND THE ESTEREL MOUNTAINS, FRANCE
Watercolor with pen and brown ink over traces of pencil;
inscribed lower left: Cannes. 8 April 8am 1865, extensively inscribed with color notes
355 by 555 mm; 13 7/8  by 21 7/8  in
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Provenance

A. Davidson;
with Agnew's, London, by 1973;
J.J. Carteer, Paris

Catalogue Note

Lear drew this large-scale and very fine view of Cannes on the morning of 8 April 1865, towards the end of an extended stay in the south of France. He was primarily there to build a body of work for an exhibition that he intended to hold in London later in the year. He based himself at Nice and from there he visited the local towns along the coast. Lear must have found Cannes particularly inspirational for alongside drawing the port and its environs, he also penned his nonsense poems The History of the Seven Families of the Lake of Pipple-Popple.1 

1. V. Noakes, Edward Lear 1812-1888, London 1985, p. 172

Old Master Drawings

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