• Victorian & British Impression auction at Christies

    Sale 7788

    Victorian & British Impressionist Pictures Including Drawings and Watercolours

    16 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    The Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, Egypt

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)
    The Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, Egypt
    inscribed and dated 'Philae. Feby. 4 1854' (lower left) and numbered '182/A' (lower right, partially overmounted)
    pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper
    12 x 19 5/8 in. (30 x 49.8 cm.)


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    For another watercolour of this subject by Lear see lot 52.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 March 2005, lot 123.
    with The Bourne Gallery, Surrey, where purchased by the present owner.