Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania 32.4 x 52.1 cm. (12¾ x 20½ in.)
Lot 154
Edward Lear
(British, 1812-1888)
Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania 32.4 x 52.1 cm. (12¾ x 20½ in.)
Sold for £ 12,600 (US$ 15,828) inc. premium

Lot Details
Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888)
Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania
dated '15 April 1857' l.l. and inscribed extensively
ink and watercolour
32.4 x 52.1 cm. (12¾ x 20½ in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Lady Shaw;
    Thence by descent.

    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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