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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Edward Lear
FOMM IR-RIH, MALTA
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
196

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Edward Lear
FOMM IR-RIH, MALTA
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
FOMM IR-RIH, MALTA

Pen and brown ink and watercolour;
inscribed, lower right: Fommer Rih / 2 P.M / March 1 1866 / 79, further inscribed with colour notes, unframed


153 by 253 mm
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Provenance

Sale, London, Bonham's, 16 September 2009, lot 163;
bt. by the present owner

Catalogue Note

According to Lear's inscription, this plein air drawing was executed at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on 1st March 1866. Lear has depicted the dramatic and geologically diverse landscape of Fomm Ir-Rih, which is located on the west coast of Malta.

Having left England for Venice in September of 1865, Lear then travelled south to Malta. Renting lodgings situated three miles from the port of Valetta, he remained on the island for almost three months, before travelling on to Corfu, via Dalmatia and Montenegro.

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