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

View of Villefranche, Côte d'Azure, France

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
View of Villefranche, Côte d'Azure, France
signed with monogram (lower right)
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with gum arabic
4 5/8 x 7 ¼ in. (11.7 x 18.4 cm.)
Provenance
with Leger Galleries, London, March 1979.
with Agnew's, London.

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Lot Essay

Lear spent the winter of 1864-5 in the South of France. He took lodgings in Nice and then travelled along the coast as far as Italy before returning to Nice on New Year's Eve. The months he spent in the South of France were enormously productive and he executed numerous sketches as well as a number of highly finished watercolours, such as the present work.

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