Edward Lear, L’Abbazia di Santo Spirito (1844)

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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.

Provenance:
John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866); thence by descent to the present owner.

Engraved:
Edward Lear, Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 1846, vignette no. 9, p. 30 (engraved by J. Whimper).

Bloomsbury.

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