View of Reggio and the Straits of Messina by Edward Lear

Product of Lear's visit to Calbria in 1847.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
52 x 82 cm
Acquired in:
1963
Presented by:
Sir John Witt through The Art Fund

One of two gifts and one bequest to two museums by Sir John Witt through the Art Fund in 1963 and 1983. Sir John Witt was a staunch supporter of the Art Fund and acted as its legal adviser for many years. He was the son of Sir Robert Witt, a key figure in the Art Fund's history and one of the founders of the Courtauld.

Provenance

? Mrs William Rawson, c.1852; Appleby Bros; John Witt, 1957.

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