26 January 2012
Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo, Italy)
Tivoli, a view from the Villa d'Este looking across the Campagna
inscribed 'Villa D'Este. Tivoli' (lower left) and signed and dated '1839./Edward Lear' (lower right)
pencil heightened with white on grey-green paper
6 5/8 x 13 1/8 in. (16 x 33.4 cm.)
with Gooden & Fox, London, where acquired by Christian Peper, 1969.
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The Burlington Magazine, December 1969, CXI, pp. 768, 770, fig. 77.
This highly finished pencil drawing is typical of the artist's early style. The technique and composition of such works shows the influence of James Duffield Harding with a vigorous use of soft dark lines, white chalk highlights and tinted paper.
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