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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 300

    Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)

    A rocky slope

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    Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
    A rocky slope
    signed, dated and inscribed 'M.te Casale./18. October 1842.' and extensively inscribed with color notations
    pencil on grey paper
    10 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (255 x 361 mm.); and English School, mid-18th Century, A view of the Roman campagna with the pyramid of Cestius, the porto san Paolo, the Accattolico cemetery and the Acqua Ardeatina in the distance; H.W. Burgess, A view of Rome from the Tarpeian Rock with the churches of San Andrea della Valle, Il Gesù and San Ivo della Sapienza and the Pantheon in the distance; Charles Smith, The giving of alms; English School, 19th Century, A view of Arles with the convent of the Cordeliers and the clocheur des Pecheurs in the distance (5)

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    An oil sketch of the same location also extensively inscribed with the location, color notations and dated 18 October 1842 is in the Eugene V. Thaw collection, New York (exhib. cat., The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions since 1994, New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, 2002).


    Williamstown, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and elsewhere, Master Drawings from the Ingrid and Julius S. Held Collection, 1979, no. 41.