Watercolor, with pen and brown ink, over graphite, on ivory wove paper
Inscribed, dated and numbered, lower right, in pen and brown ink: “The Cedars / Lebanon / 20. 21. May 1858 / (193)”; dated lower left, in graphite: “20. 20. May 1858”; inscribed center in graphite and pen and brown ink: “SNO / SNO / SNO”
36.5 × 55.1 cm (14 3/8 × 21 3/4 in.)
Suzanne Searle Dixon and Prints and Drawings Discretionary funds
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Vivien Noakes, The Painter Edward Lear (London, David and Charles, 1991), pp. 76–7 (color ill.).
Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer (Gloucestershire, Sutton, 2004) (ill.).
London, Arts Council, Edward Lear 1812–1888, 1958, p. 25, cat. 34, pl. IV.
London, Gooden & Fox, Edward Lear 1812–1888, 1968, cat. 66 (on loan).
London, The Fine Art Society, The Travels of Edward Lear, Oct. 17–Nov. 11, 1983, p. 43, cat. 86.
London, Royal Academy of Arts, Edward Lear 1812–1888, 1985, p. 112, cat. 26, color illus. p. 70.
The artist to Franklin Lushington (1823–1901). Sir John Witt, by 1958 [London 1958]; to his son, Christopher Witt; and by descent to 2013. Sold by Lowell Libson, Ltd., London, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.
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