View of Florence from Villa Petraja

Edward Lear

(Holloway, 1812 - San Remo, 1880)

View of Florence from Villa Petraja


signed with monogram and dated EL /1861 at lower left


oil on canvas


47 x 75.5 cm.
 

Provenance:
Painted for Lady Waldegrave, 1861, and by descent

Lord Waldegrave [Possibly William Waldegrave, 9th Earl Waldegrave]
Christie’s, London, 10 February 1900, lot 17 (28 gns to Tyrell)
Francis Fortescue Urquhart, Oxford, by 1911
Literature
Lady Strachey, ed., Letters of Edward Lear, London, 1907, pp. 185-86, 189, 196, 199-200, 211, 216, 316, no. 186

Lady Strachey, ed., Later Letters of Edward Lear, London, 1911, p. 15

London, Gooden and Fox, Edward Lear 1812-1888 A Loan Exhibition, 1968, p. 29 (note to cat. n. 73)

V. Noakes, Edward Lear The Life of a Wanderer, London, 1979, p. 184

V. Noakes, ed., Edward Lear Selected Letters, Oxford, 1988, p. 171
V. Noakes, The Painter Edward Lear, Newton Abbot and London, 1991, p. 78

P. Levi, Edward Lear A Life, London and New York, 2013, p. 184