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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo, Italy)
Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo, Italy)

Tivoli, a view from the Villa d'Este looking across the Campagna

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo, Italy)
Tivoli, a view from the Villa d'Este looking across the Campagna
inscribed 'Villa D'Este. Tivoli' (lower left) and signed and dated '1839./Edward Lear' (lower right)
pencil heightened with white on grey-green paper
6 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. (16 x 33.4 cm.)
Provenance
with Gooden & Fox, London, where acquired by Christian Peper, 1969.
Literature
The Burlington Magazine, December 1969, CXI, pp. 768, 770, fig. 77.

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This highly finished pencil drawing is typical of the artist's early style. The technique and composition of such works shows the influence of James Duffield Harding with a vigorous use of soft dark lines, white chalk highlights and tinted paper.

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