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Edward Lear
GIRGENTE, SICILY
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428
Edward Lear
GIRGENTE, SICILY
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
GIRGENTE, SICILY
Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil;
inscribed lower left with extensive colour notes and: Girgenti Friday (28th) May 1847; numbered lower right: 59  
292 by 497 mm.
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Provenance

With J. Leger & Son, London, by 1950;
Katharine Buxton;
by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Lear made this drawing on his second trip to Sicily in the early summer of 1847, a tour that he carried out with John Proby, heir to the Earldom of Carysfort.  

Lear was impressed by Girgente, writing to his sister Ann: 'Nothing on earth can be so beautiful as Girgente with its 6 temples - I speak of the old town and the flowers and birds which are beyond imagination lovely'.1

 

1. M. Montgomery, Lear's Italy, London 2005, p. 110

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