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Edward Lear
COURMAYEUR, ITALY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
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227
Edward Lear
COURMAYEUR, ITALY
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
COURMAYEUR, ITALY
Pen and brown ink and watercolour;
inscribed, dated and numbered, lower right: Cormayeur [sic] / 29, 30 July 1861 / (68), and further inscribed with artist's notes
364 by 544 mm
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Provenance

Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941),
thence by inheritance to his half-sister Dame Dr. Joan Evans (1893-1977),
by whom given to the family of the present owners

Exhibited

London, The Arts Council of Great Britain, unknown year, no. 37

Catalogue Note

This drawing has an interesting provenance. Sir Arthur John Evans was a pioneering archaeologist who discovered the Minoan civilisation and later became Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He gave the work to his half-sister Dame Dr. Joan Evans, a distinguished and much published art historian.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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