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

Monaco

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
Monaco
signed with monogram (lower left)
pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour
4 1/8 x 8 in. (10.5 x 23 cm.)
Provenance
with Agnew's, London.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

The present work is drawn from Cap D'Ail, in 1865 and looks towards the Prince's palace on the left of the peninsular with the cathedral, since rebuilt, a little to the right. Lear wrote to his friend Chichester Fortescue (1823-1898) on 13 November 1864 when he was in the south of France; 'had no idea the Cornice was so magnificent in scenery; Eza [sic Eze] and Monaco are wondrously picturesque, and Mentone very pretty' (Lady Strachey, ed., Later Letters of Edward Lear, London, 1911, p. 51).

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