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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    Ponte Lucano, Italy

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    Edward Lear (1812-1888)
    Ponte Lucano, Italy
    inscribed and dated 'Ponte Lucano./29. August. 1844' (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes
    pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
    8 1/8 x 16 in. (20.6 x 40.6 cm.)


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    The Ponte Lucano is one of the bridges over the Anio on the Via Tiburtina. The Anio, which forms the cascades at Tivoli, falls into the Tiber two miles above Rome near Antemnae. Lear spent much of 1844 in Rome, making a trip to the Abruzzi at the end of the summer.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1991, lot 224.