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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 79

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    View of Monte Vergine, Avellino, Campania, Italy

    Price Realised  

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    Edward Lear (1812-1888)
    View of Monte Vergine, Avellino, Campania, Italy
    inscribed and dated '13. Sept. 1847/Avellinó/Monte Vergine' (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes
    pencil, pen and brown ink
    18 x 11¾ in. (45.7 x 30 cm)


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    '[O]ne is never weary of looking at the beautiful outline of Avellino and Monte Vergine through the framework of hanging vines... There is a carriage-road from the city to the village of Spedaletto, situated at a considerable height on the mountain, and beyond this, the path to the monastery is for more than three miles a very steep zig-zag' (P. Quennell, Edward Lear in Southern Italy, London, 1964, p. 167).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 19 October 1989, lot 99.