21 November 2007
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Near Scutari, Albania, with Corfu in the distance
inscribed and dated 'Pallazi. 22 October 1848' (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
6 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (17.5 x 25.2 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Robinson & Foster, 1 November 1951, lot number unrecorded.
with Spink, London.
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This watercolour was executed on Lear's first visit to Albania, from September-December 1848 Lear travelled across Greece into Albania. He returned to Albania in the spring of 1856 and again in the spring of 1857.
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