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

A view of Santa Maura, Akarnia

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo, Italy)
A view of Santa Maura, Akarnia
numbered, insribed and dated 'Akarnia/Santa Maura/20 April.1863/9.A.M./(59). (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with bodycolour
13¾ x 19¼ in. (34.9 x 48.8 cm.)

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Lot Essay

1863 was to be the last year which Lear spent time working in his beloved Ionian Islands as the British Cabinet had agreed to restore the islands to Greece. On 4th April 1863 he set off on a two month tour of the Islands to gather material to work up into lithographic plates for his book Views in the Ionian Islands which was published in December 1863. This present work shows the island of Santa Maura which is now known as Lefkás and lies just off Akasnania on the Greek mainland.

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