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Edward Lear, Syra, Ermoupoli (1864)

Edward Lear, View of Ermoupoli, Syros. Inscribed ‘Syra. Ermoupoli. June 1. 5.30 AM/ 182’ and dated ‘1864’ l.r. Watercolour. 17 x 32 cm. (6¾ x 12½ in.) Lear visited Syra on his way back to Athens at the end of a two … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Canea, Crete

Edward Lear, Khaneá (or Canea), Crete. Inscribed, numbered and dated ‘…4 P.M./18.April/64/Kanea. [in Greek] Crete (20)’ (lower right) and further inscribed ‘Hoopoes’ (lower left) and variously inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on blue paper. 6 … Continue reading

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