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

Delvinë or Delvino, Albania

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo, Italy)
Delvinë or Delvino, Albania
dated '3 April 1857/ 6. p.m.' (lower left), and 3 Ap1. 1857. 6 p.m' (lower left) and inscribed 'Deilino' (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with bodycolour, on buff-paper
Provenance
P. Tod.
with Leger Galleries, London, 1957.

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Lot Essay

In 1855 Lear arrived on the island of Corfu, where he based himself on and off for the next three years, although he continued to travel extensively throughout Greece, the Middle East and Albania. In April 1857 he embarked on a three week trip to Albania. In a letter to his sister Ann he wrote 'On the 1st I go across, with Edwards (Mr Lister Turker's godson) & George, to Yannin, by Delvino: I can do nothing with that magnificent lake without having seen the mountains with snow on, & so go I must' (E. Lear, The Corfu Years, Denise Harvey , Greece, 1988, p. 107).
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