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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Edward Lear
VIEW OF EDFU, EGYPT
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Edward Lear
VIEW OF EDFU, EGYPT
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Old Master & British Drawings

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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
VIEW OF EDFU, EGYPT
Pen and brown ink and watercolour over traces of pencil;
inscribed lower left: Edfoo.26. Janr.1854 .9 ½ .A.M. 132, and further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes
68 by 152 mm
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Catalogue Note

Lear drew this watercolour on 26th January 1854 while on his second expedition to Egypt.  During this tour he travelled by boat up the Nile, stopping at ancient landmarks such as Kom Ombos, Silsilis and Edfu.  Lear was captivated by the astonishing Egyptian scenery and remarked ‘in no place, it seems to me, can the variety and simplicity of colours be so well studied.’1

1. Edward Lear, Diary, 25 February 1867

Old Master & British Drawings

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