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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 82

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    The Claudian Aqueduct on the Via Appia near Rome

    Price Realised  

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)
    The Claudian Aqueduct on the Via Appia near Rome
    signed with monogram (lower left) and inscribed and dated 'Via Appia./Campagna di' Roma/March 10 1877.' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of white
    3 7/8 x 7 5/8 in. (9.8 x 19.4 cm.)


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    On 10 March 1877 Lear was in Rome with his young friend Hubert Congreve. They hired a carriage and went out onto the Via Appia. He didn't make any drawings that day - it was simply a nostalgic trip. This drawing, probably done earlier of a site that Lear drew and painted many times, may have been given to Hubert to remind him of the day.

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    Provenance

    With Agnew's, London.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 November 1995, lot 196.
    With The Fine Art Society, London, November 1995.