Edward Lear, Choropiskeros

Edward Lear, Choropiskeros, Corfu, a watercolour with pen, ink and coloured chalks
Here the precision and colouring of the distant landscape show the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, whose style he attempted to emulate after meeting William Holman Hunt in 1852. The foreground, however, shows a free, bold handling in the manner of Turner, whose taste for the sublime in landscape he shared.
Compass � thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

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