"Curiosity is the only good quality which I ever possessed"
Spain, Morocco, Malta and Egypt
As a young painter, Savage Landor was not inclined to follow the academic rules uncritically. He felt himself a free spirit, and this is the main reason why, after his brief experience in Paris, he left for a long journey which would take him first to Spain, then to Morocco, Malta and Egypt. We know from his memoirs that he painted a lot during this first extra-European travel but, unfortunately, very few are the paintings survive from that period.