12 - 13 December 2007
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
View of Taggia, Liguria, Italy
inscribed and dated 'Taggia./17. October. 1870/9. AM. to noon.' (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and brown ink
14¼ x 21 in. (36.2 x 53.3 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 November 1983, lot 79.
With The Fine Art Society, London.
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Lear noted in his diary on this day: 'At 9 ... looked about for a general view & got only one possible - among olives - & drew till 12'
For another view of this subject, see lot 92.
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