This delightful series of views captures the vivid everyday life of the people as well as the grandeur of the Roman scenery.
Beginning in 1837 Lear spent several winters in Italy. Views in Rome records his first impressions of the land that was to become a second home to him. In these panoramic lithographs he is more concerned with the dramatic scenery around Rome than with the Holy City itself. Their freshness and size combine to make them his most successful topographical prints.
First edition. Folio (53.8 x 41.7 cm). Lithograph title, list of subjects, 25 lithographs, original red morocco-backed green moiré boards lettered in gilt to spine and upper cover, spine and joints rubbed, occasional light spotting, a very good example.
Ray 91; Abbey Travel 183.
Stock ID: 96861