Edward Lear Back of the Hemicycle Looking on to the Stadium, Palatine 1838

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Artwork details

Artist
Edward Lear 1812–1888
Title
Back of the Hemicycle Looking on to the Stadium, Palatine
Date 1838
Medium Graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 298 x 175 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Earl of Northbrook 1910
Reference
N02742
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In 1832, Lear became an ornithological draughtsman for the Earl of Derby, who kept a menagerie at Knowsley, Lancashire. In 1838, he wrote to the Earl from Italy: ‘As for Rome, (tho’ it is not Knowsley,) it is exquisite: its antiquity is my sole delight. Everybody is very kind and agreeable – and the artists and sculptors a very united body of people.

August 2004

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