Old Masters, British & European Paintings - Lot 222

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

A cottage by a stream

Signed and dated May 16th 1839

Pencil, unframed

25.25 x 36.75cm; 10 x 14½in


Captain (later Admiral) R.A. Oliver, served in New Zealand, and the south seas, in the late 1840s and early 1850s, charting the waters, particularly that of Queen Charlotte's Sound in the north of the South Island.

By descent

Edward Lear went to Italy in July of 1837 for 10 years, soon after these sketches were drawn.

Small tear and a little staining to lower margin, nicks and creases to corners, some smudging on background, margins grubby
Estimate: £500 - 700
Hammer Price £ 850


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