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  • MASTERPIECE 2015, less than two weeks to go.

    We are excited to be participating again in the Fair’s sixth year and look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand B 17. Among this year's British paintings on display we have a classic Edward Lear landscape. Lear journeyed along the River Nile in January and February 1854 and, of all the scenery and ruined temples which he saw, it was Philae which impressed him most. This canvas has long been in a private collection in France and is one of more than twenty oil paintings which Lear produced as a result of the ten days he spent there, not to mention the countless watercolours. He was captivated by the magical vistas: ‘more like a real fairy-island than anything else I can compare it to’, was how he described it to his sister in a letter. As much as the great temple of Isis, Lear was struck by the extraordinary clarity of light, which explains the striking palette of the present work.

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