16 November 2006
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Bordighera, Liguria, Italy
dated '30 Decr. 64' (lower left) and numbered '(124)' (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
9 1/8 x 12½ in. (23.2 x 31.8 cm.)
The Hanburys of Mortola and by descent in the family.
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Lear would have reached Bordighera, close to the border between Italy and France returning from his walking tour along the Riviera to Genoa in 1864, for a note on which see lot 166.
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