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

A view of the Valley of the Nera, near Rome

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
A view of the Valley of the Nera, near Rome
signed with monogram, inscribed and indistinctly dated 'River' (lower centre) and 'Valley of the Nera/ EL 18[..].' (lower right)
pencil heightened with white on buff paper
10 ¼ x 13 ¾ in. (26 x 35 cm.)
Provenance
with Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London, where acquired by Christian Peper, 1976.
Christian Peper; Christie's, New York, 26 January 2012, lot 23.
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Lot Essay

The present drawing dates from the period 1838-9, when Lear was living in Rome and made frequent expeditions into the surrounding Campagna.

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