Edward Lear, The portico entrance of a monastery, possibly Vatopaidi, Mount Athos (1856)

Edward Lear, The portico entrance of a monastery, possibly Vatopaidi, Mount Athos.
Inscribed in Greek and dated ‘Balo & Paidion[?]/ 18. Sept. 1856.’ (lower right), numbered ’92’ (lower right) and ‘1’ (verso) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on paper. 10 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. (25.7 x 21.9 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owner.

Christie’s.

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