Assiut on the Nile, Egypt
Edward Lear

Assiut on the Nile, Egypt

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Assiut on the Nile, Egypt
Assiut on the Nile, Egypt
Assiut on the Nile, Egypt
Assiut on the Nile, Egypt
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Edward Lear

Assiut on the Nile, Egypt

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Edward Lear

Edward Lear

Assiut on the Nile, Egypt

Assiut on the Nile, Egypt

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,268

GBP

Description

Edward Lear

London 1812 - 1888 San Remo

Assiut on the Nile, Egypt


Pen and brown ink and watercolour;

inscribed with artist's colour notes, unframed

138 by 312 mm.

Condition report

Good strong colours and, save for a single tiny foxmark in the sky, the sheet is well preserved. The work is not laid down and please note that it is sold unframed.


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Provenance

Sale, London, Bonham's, 8 June 2004, lot 58;
with James Mackinnon

Catalogue note

Having initially travelled to Egypt in 1849, Lear conducted two further trips to that country, firstly during the winter of 1853-4 and then again between December and March of 1866-7. On both of these later trips he explored the great river Nile.

The town of Assiut is on the western shore of the Nile, approximately half way between Cairo and Luxor.