Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore, Italy



Edward Lear (1812-1888)
View of Lake Maggiore, Italy

Inscribed lower right:
Lac Maggiore 28. Sept 1837./H
Pencil heightened with touches of white on grey paper, with cut corners
25.5 by 36cm., 10 by 14 in.

This is a view looking south on the western arm of Lago Maggiore. It shows two of the Borromean Islands, Isola dei Pescatori to the right and Isola Bella to the left, with the town of Stresa in the distance.

A later version of this sketch, dated 1839, was sold at Sotheby's on 30
th June 2005, lot 284