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19th Century and British Impressionist Art / Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania

Lot 36
Edward Lear
(British, 1812-1888)
Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania
21 September 2022, 14:00 BST
London, New Bond Street

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Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888)

Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania
inscribed and dated 'Nemertska from Kouzza/15 April 1857' (lower left), variously annotated throughout
pen, ink and watercolour
32.5 x 52cm (12 13/16 x 20 1/2in).


Lady Shaw.
Thence by descent.
Anon. sale, Bonhams, London, 23 May 2007, lot 154.
Private collection, Greece.

Lady Shaw met Lear in Corfu and later acquired this watercolour in London.

Lear first visited Albania in 1848 and recorded his visit in Journals of a Landscape painter in Greece and Albania (1951). He returned in April 1857 to visit the Greek mountain region of Epirus and the villages above the River Vikos, a place he missed on his first trip.

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