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    Sale 7728

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, with figures in the foreground

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    Edward Lear (1812-1888)
    View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, with figures in the foreground
    signed with monogram (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of white
    9 5/8 x 18¼ in. (24.5 x 46.3 cm.)


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    Lear first visited Jerusalem in the Spring of 1858 arriving in Holy Week, having been given commissioned to paint the city by Lady Waldegrave. He went out each morning making preparatory sketches and wrote in his diary that he 'went up the Mount of Olives - every step bringing fresh beauty to the city uprising behind. At the top, by the Church of Ascension, the view is wonderfully beautiful indeed' (E. Lear, Diary, 28.iii.58). Lear visited Jerusalem again in 1867.

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    Provenance

    with Agnew's, London, 1943.