LEAR, Edward – ANSTED, Alexander – Città Vecchia Malta – 1894


LEAR, Edward – ANSTED, Alexander – Città Vecchia Malta – 1894


LEAR, Edward (1812 – 1888) –

ANSTED, Alexander

Title of View: Città Vecchia Malta

Engraver: Etched by Alexander Anste

Author: Rev. William Kirkpatrick Riland, Bedford – 1826-1905

Artist: Edward Lear (1812 – 1888)

Title: Malta and the Knights hospitallers

Publisher: Seeley, Macmillan in London, New York

Year: 1894

Mounting board size: 350 x 270 mm

Engraving size: 210 x 120 mm

Printing method: steel engraving

Description: Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. Alexander Ansted, (fl 1888 – 1894). Late Victorian painter and engraver of landscapes, his work is admired for its feeling of serenity and calm, especially his river scenes. A number of engravings of his are held by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


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