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The Plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso

Image credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Lear moved into the Villa Emily at San Remo in 1871 and spent the summers from 1878 to 1883 at Monte Generoso, to the west of Como on the Italian Swiss border. From near his hotel, he had stunning views over the plains and lakes of Italy and he drew them frequently. This oil painting, based on such sketches, was made in 1880 and bought by Tozer, a geographer who also bequeathed a fine collection of Lear's watercolours to the Ashmolean.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



The Plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso




oil on canvas


H 24 x W 47 cm

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Bequeathed by Revd Henry Fanshawe Tozer, 1916

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