12 - 13 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 13,700
Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
View of Turbia, France
inscribed and dated 'Turbía/PM-11.30-noon-/31. Decr. 1864' (lower right) and numbered '(138)' (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
14½ x 21¾ in. (36.8 x 55.3 cm.)
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La Turbíe, on the highest point of the Via Aurelia, lies in the hills behind Monaco and Monte Carlo. Lear noted in his diary that he 'drew at intervals all the way to Turbia'. This drawing was executed on the same day as one of Eze, lot 68.
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With The Fine Art Society, London, October 1983.