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Creator:
Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British
Title:

The Pontine Marshes above Terracina

Date:
ca. 1880
Medium:
Pen in brown ink with brown wash over graphite on very thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/8 x 12 7/16 inches (23.8 x 31.6 cm) and Image: 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (13.3 x 21 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with brown ink, upper left: "No. 8"; inscribed in pen with brown ink, lower left: "Stretched wild and wide the waste enormous marsh." | "The Pontine Marshes from above Terracina."

Signed in graphite on verso, upper left: "5878 | Lear"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.603
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
coast | hill | landscape | sea | structure (single built work)
Associated Places:
Italy | Latina | Lazio | Pontine Marshes | Terracina
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:6134
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