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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 71

    Edward Lear (1812-1888)

    View of Turbia, France

    Price Realised  


    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.