View of Bracciano, Plate 2 of Views in Rome and Its Environs, published by T. M'Lean
Edward Lear, 1812-1888, British
Lithograph with hand coloring
Inscription: Recto, in stone along b.e., title at l.l. ("Bracciano") and "EDWARD LEAR DEL ET LITH" inscribed at l.r.
Provenance: William Weston Gallery, London; Rudolf L. Baumfeld, Los Angeles
Scope and Content:
View of Bracciano is the second of twenty-four full-page lithographs by Edward Lear that were published by T. M'Lean as Views
in Rome and Its Environs in 1841. The Grunwald Center impression is from one of the few copies of the book to be hand-colored,
perhaps by Lear himself. The first of seven travel books produced by Lear during his extensive journeys through Europe, the
Middle East, and North Africa, Views in Rome and Its Environs includes examples of the kinds of views that attracted the artist
throughout his life: long, panoramic vistas encompassing hills, bodies of water, silent ancient cities, overgrown walls, sparse
vegetation, warmth, and stillness.
Rome, Italy; landscapes (representations); buildings; water wells