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

Rocky Valley of Mosta, Malta, 1:30 p.m. (April 3, 1866)

Date:
1866
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and brown ink, white gouache, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches (24.1 x 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand in pen and brown ink upper left: "alm[...]"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink upper center: "deep blue"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink over graphite upper center: "deep gray"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink over graphite center left: "all immense stone rounded"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink center: "oker"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink over graphite center right: "deep rusty | very red oker | very gray slope"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower left: "Rocky Valley of Malta Malta | 1.30 PM April 3 1866 | great hum of bees or flies black birds' song - | sitting on a gray rock"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower center: "gray | white bolder | Mysterious crushy noise | children on the path up to the shrine"; in artist's hand in graphite lower right: "Rocky Valley of Mosta | Malta | [...] 3 April"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower right: "(274)"

T.E. Lowinsky collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Michael D. Coe, Yale MAH 1968
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2008.28.2
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boulders | cliffs | figure (representation) | landscape | rocks (landforms) | shrine | structure (single built work) | valley (landform) | vegetation
Associated Places:
Malta | Mosta
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:61355
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