Old Masters, British & European Paintings - Lot 223

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Study of Ash

Signed, titled and dated 1837

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 to right margin, nicks and creases to corners, some smudging on background and one or two fox marks, margins grubby
Estimate: £600 - 800
Hammer Price £ 1,300


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