Edward Lear in Malta


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Edward Lear (1812-1888) was among the most gifted and prolific artists ever to work in Malta. Few foreign painters left more of a legacy on the island, and the earlier ones that did – Caravaggio, and Mattia Preti in particular – enjoyed the patronage of the Church and the Hospitallers while confining themselves to narrative compositions or portraits destined for public display. Lear, by contrast, was content to observe and render the sights of Malta with the sole intention of making sales to private collectors. Furthermore, he lived in an era when landscape and topographical art had become an acceptable alternative to sacred images, and the dominant aesthetic goal was no longer the idealization of nature.

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Weight 1500.0000 g
Dimensions 23.5 × 30.0 cm
Pages 200
ISBN 978-99909-3-192-1
Year of publication
Note with sleeve jacket

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