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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 55

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    View of Amaxichi and the Fort, Santa Maura; and View of Corfu from the Benitza Road, near Gastouri, Corfu

    Price Realised  

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)
    View of Amaxichi and the Fort, Santa Maura; and View of Corfu from the Benitza Road, near Gastouri, Corfu
    the first inscribed 'Santa Maura' (lower centre, in the margin), the second inscribed 'Corfu' (on a fragment attached to the mount)
    pencil, one pen and brown ink, both brown wash, on oatmeal paper
    9¼ x 14½ in. (23.5 x 36.8 cm.) (2)


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    The present drawings relate to plates 10 and 4 of Seven Ionian Islands.

    The island of Santa Maura is now known as Lefkada.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 April 1997, lots 140 and 141.
    With The Fine Art Society, London, April 1997.