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Edward Lear, (1812-1888).

Trasacco.

Signed lower left: E. Lear del. 1844. and inscribed with title lower right.

Black chalk and pencil heightened with white on buff paper, with corners cut.

13.5 by 21.7 cm., 5 ¼ by 8 ½ in.
 

Provenance:

John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866).

By descent until 2015.

 
Engraved:

By J. Whimper for Edward Lear’s Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 1846, pl.6, facing p.22.

 
Trasacco sits on the south side of Lake Fucino. Lear records: `Trasacco, the Transaqua of old, now a small town of seven hundred and fifty inhabitants, seems to have no claim to antiquity of origin, beyond its having been built on the site of a palace of Claudius…… But what pleased me most at Trasacco was a view near a curious but picturesque old tower, square at its base, and round at top, over-looking all the wide Lake, with the distant Velino beyond.’

The engraving differs slights from this drawing with shepherd and sheep on the rock in the lower right corner.

Dimensions

13.5 by 21.7 cm

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