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Edward Lear, 1812–1888

The Forest of Valdoniello, Corsica

Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
36 1/8 x 58 1/8 inches (91.8 x 147.6 cm)

Monogrammed in lower right

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boulders | cliff | forest | genre subject | hiking | landscape | men | mountains | rocks (landforms) | sheep | shepherds | snow | travel | trees | walking
Associated Places:
Corsica | Forest of Valdo-Niello | France
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

In 1841 the painter, writer, and inveterate wanderer Edward Lear began publishing illustrated journals of his travels. These works documented his experiences in Greece, Albania, Egypt, and other sites where imperial conflicts sometimes discouraged British visitors from lingering. Lear’s final publication of this kind, Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica (1870), recorded his impressions of “a world of pines” in Aïtone, Valdoniello, and Vico. He had spent the entire previous decade traveling throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean, returning to England less than once a year as he struggled to put down roots in Corfu and Italy. Lear sketched this scene in watercolor during May of 1868 and later completed the painting in London.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 144-145, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Scott Wilcox, Edward Lear and the art of travel, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2000, p. 109, no. 128, NJ18 L455 W55 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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