拍品 428
  • 428

EDWARD LEAR | Girgente, Sicily

估價
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
已售出
7,500 GBP
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描述

  • Lear
  • 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.

來源

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

拍品資料及來源

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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