Edward Lear, L’Abbazia di Santo Spirito, 1844.
Black chalk, pencil, wash, heightened with white, on light grey paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower right, inscribed [sic] Abaddia di S. Spirito lower left. 8.5 x 15.5 cm. (3 1/4 x 6 1/4 in), corners trimmed.
John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866); thence by descent to the present owner.
Edward Lear, Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 1846, vignette no. 9, p. 30 (engraved by J. Whimper).