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Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria






Brasch DG975 C15 LD97


London: R. Bentley


Edward Lear (1812-1888) is remembered as creator of nonsense verse. He was also an artist-illustrator and traveller. Italy was a country he kept returning to; indeed, he died in his ‘Villa Tennyson’ at San Remo in western Liguria, north-western Italy. Lear first visited Rome in 1837, and then Naples in 1838; Florence in 1839; Subiaco in 1840; Naples (again) and Sicily in 1847. His Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c. (1852) was the result of his journeys through a country that was both beautiful and harsh. While travelling he sketched, and each night he would write up his journal. This is his lithographed sketch of Angevin Castle, the 16th century fortress that sits above the town of Roccella (also Roccella Ionica).


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