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Edward Lear, The Greek Theater at Taormina

Edward Lear
The Greek Theater at Taormina


Date: ca. 1848
Medium: Pencil, pen, and brown ink with watercolor and gouache heightened with white, lightly squared, on a light green medium-weight wove paper
Dimensions: Image: 138 x 229 mm. 5 3/8 x 9 in. Sheet: 255 x 351 mm. 10 x 13 3/4 in.
Annotations: Extensive notes on the mount, probably the artist’s hand
Provenance: Edward Lear; to (according to a note in the mount) Rev. Charles [Church?] (a friend of the artist); Christie’s London (April 26, 1963, lot 28); to Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London); 1963 to John F. Tillotson; Christie’s London (November 20, 1984, Important English Drawings and Watercolors, lot 169); to Private collection, New York; 2014 to Private collection, New YorkExhibition: Gooden and Fox, Ltd., Edward Lear , 15 October –1 November 1968, no. 46
Literature: The Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report, 1960-61, p.11
Exhibition: Edward Lear, Gooden and Fox, Ltd., London, 15 October –1 November 1968, no. 46