Edward Lear, Sant’Antonio, Malta

Edward Lear, Sant’ Antonio, Malta
Iinscribed and dated ‘Sant’ Antonio. Malta. 9. AM. March 31. 1866.’ (lower centre) and numbered ‘264’ (lower right) and variously inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with touches of white on buff paper. 6¼ x 19¾ in. (15.8 x 50.2 cm.).

After spending part of the winter in Italy Lear journeyed to Malta for his health from December 1865 to April 1866, having visited there previously in 1862. Sir Henry Storks, who had been High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands was now Commander-in-Chief in Malta. Lear arrived, but found that Storks had just departed. Lear remained in Malta for three months.

Christie’s.

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