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Purchased, 1952. Museums Sheffield
Valdoniello, Corsica
Date Made/Found: 1868
Artist: Edward Lear , British, 1812 - 1888
Material and Medium: watercolour on paper
Dimensions: Support: 165 x 261mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2984
Edward Lear toured Corsica in 1868, travelling with the writer John Addington Symonds and accompanied by Lear’s servant Giorgio. Lear documented his journey with illustrations around Corsica in his travel book ‘A Journey of a Landscape painter in Corsica’. In a letter he described the beauty of the woods in Corsica: ‘Its inner scenery is magnificent - a sort of Alpine character with more southern vegetation impresses you, & the vast pine forests unlike those gloomy dark monotonous firs of the north, are green & varied Pinus Maritima’.
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