Saturday, November 14, 2009

Edward Lear

[A view of Corfu from the Hill of Gastouri]
dated '& Feb 25/ 185-' l.r.
inscribed 'Earth' and with colour notes
pencil with brown and blue ink
11 7/8 x 18 3/8"
[A view of Brolo, Sicily]
inscribed 'Brolo./5.July.1847' l.l.
and numbered '217' l.r. and inscribed with colour notes including 'Sand/Buildings white and ochre: Rose gray and grass'
pencil and pen and brown ink with brown and blue wash on buff paper
8.5 x 13 3/8"
[View of San Maggiore from Riva Schiavoni, Venice]
signed with monogram l.l
pencil and watercolour
6 7/8 x 14 5/8"
[The Temple of Hephaestus, Athens, Greece]
inscribed, dated and numbered 'Athens. July 26. 1848. 131' (lr)
and further inscribed with colour notes including 'Shadow side of the Temple/local color nearly white/colors ochre and white'pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with touches of white on 'DE CANSON FRERES' paper
10 1/8 x 17 7/8 in.

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