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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 59

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    View from Mount Neritos, Ithaca, Greece

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)
    View from Mount Neritos, Ithaca, Greece
    inscribed and dated 'Ithaca/29. april. 1863./5. P.M.-/from Mt. Neritos. above Karlara' (lower left) and numbered '(97)' (lower right)
    pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
    14¼ x 20¾ in. (36.3 x 52.8 cm.)


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    On 27 April Lear speaks of the 'pretty prettiness of Ithaca.' And on 29: 'Truly - a very queer magical sight is this view! Dreamlike in its wan delicate pallor - all the gray sea so far below motionless as a surface of polished marble.'

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    Provenance

    Miss Maud L. Wethered; Christie's, London, 16 Nov 1982, lot 64.
    With The Fine Art Society, London, October 1983.