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Edward Lear
1812年生於倫敦,1888年卒於聖雷莫
KASR-ES-SAAD, EGYPT
Pen and brown ink and watercolour;
inscribed, lower right: Kasr es Saad / 93; and dated, lower left: 18 January 7 1/4 AM
67 by 152 mm
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With Davis & Long Company, New York;
Mrs Walker O. Cain,
her sale, London, Christie's, 12 November 1996, lot 99

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Lear left England for Egypt in December 1853 and, just after Christmas, he joined a party travelling up the Nile. It was on this visit that he came across Kasr-es-Saad, which he described in a letter to his sister Ann as 'one of the most beautiful places I ever saw.' On the banks of the Nile, the rocks of Kasr-es-Saad rise dramatically up, and it was the sight of this that prompted Lear to claim to Ann that 'I am quite bewildered when I think how little people talk of the scenery of the Nile … Imagine immense cliffs, quite perpendicular about as high as St. Paul’s & of yellow stone - rising from the most exquisite meadows all along the river!' The scene evidently captured Lear’s imagination, as he revisited the subject on numerous occasions, creating oils such as The Rocks at Kasr-es-Saad, Egypt (circa 1858).1

1. San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor

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