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Edward Lear
ZANTE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
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279
Edward Lear
ZANTE
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger

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Edward Lear
1812 - 1888
ZANTE
signed with artist's monogram (lower left)
watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour on paper
11.5 by 18.5cm., 4½ by 7in.
Executed circa 1863
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Provenance

Agnews, London, until 1990

Catalogue Note

Zante is situated eight miles south of Cephalonia and is one of the Ionian islands. The present watercolour shows a view of the town of Zante (or Zakynthos) from the foothills of Mount Skopos.

Lear was introduced to Corfu and the Ionian islands, then under British protectorate, by Sir George Ferguson Bowen in 1848. He re-visited the area in the spring of 1863, when he took two months to tour the islands.

The present watercolour can be dated to this second tour, as he only started using a monogram to sign his works after 1858. He visited Zante at the end of May 1863 and spent a few days sketching there.   

1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of the late Stanley J. Seeger

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London