Lot 29
  • 29

Edward Lear

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Edward Lear
  • Roman Catholic Cemetery at Palaiopolis, Kaligoni, Santa Maura 
  • inscribed l.l.: R.C. cemetery Kaligoni; further inscribed, dated and numbered l.r.: Santa Maria 23 April 1863 5.30 pm / (68)
  • pen and brown ink and watercolour
  • 18 by 35cm., 7 by 13¾in.

Provenance

Martyn Geeff, London;
Christie's, London, 15 November 1988, lot 178, where purchased by the family of the present owners

Exhibited

London, The British Council, no.42a.

Catalogue Note

This on-the-spot drawing shows a view on the island of Lvekas which, in Lear's day, was known as Santa Maura. The island lies in the Ionian sea, a region Lear toured in the spring of 1863. 
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