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

Sant' Antonio, Malta

Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
Sant' Antonio, Malta
inscribed and dated 'Sant' Antonio. Malta. 9. AM. March 31. 1866.' (lower centre) and numbered '264' (lower right) and variously inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with touches of white on buff paper
6¼ x 19¾ in. (15.8 x 50.2 cm.)
with The Redfern Gallery, London, 30 October 1947.
G. Hyslop, F.R.I.B.A., and by descent to the present owner.

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After spending part of the winter in Italy Lear journeyed to Malta for his health from December 1865 to April 1866, having visited there previously in 1862. Sir Henry Storks, who had been High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands was now Commander-in-Chief in Malta. Lear arrived, but found that Storks had just departed. Lear remained in Malta for three months.

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