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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
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.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism in London
A profile of the Irish-born artist celebrated for his ‘Wall of Light’ and ‘Landline’ series, and revered as a natural heir to the Abstract Expressionists
The Métiers d’Art collection is witty, eclectic and Chanel to the core. Illustrated with bags offered in Handbags and Accessories on 12 December in London
As a highly prized classic of American design comes up at auction on 13 December, specialist Beth Vilnsky advises on what to consider when buying a Tiffany lamp