12 - 13 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,000
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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Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1991, lot 224.