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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Stavronikita, Mount Athos (1856)

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Stavronikita, Mount Athos. Inscribed and dated ‘Stavronikeles.[sic]/ 2. Septr. 1856.’ (lower left) and ‘Ilex a oak’ (lower right), numbered ’42’ (lower right) and ‘1’ (verso)and further inscribed with notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The monastery of Great Lavra, Mount Athos (1856)

Edward Lear, The monastery of Great Lavra, Mount Athos. Inscribed in Greek and dated ‘Lavra./ 6. Septr. 1856.’ and numbered ’26’ twice (lower right) and ‘2’ (verso) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6 ¼ x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Syra, Greece (1856)

Edward Lear, Syra, Greece. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil. Inscribed and dated lower left: Syra. Octr 4 1856, further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes. 301 by 500 mm. Edward Lear travelled extensively throughout Greece in the 1850s and 1860s … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, An Unpublished Letter

The letter below was probably addressed to Charles Marcus Church‘s brother when Edward Lear got back to England after a long period abroad. Lear and Church had travelled in Greece in 1848 (see Edward Lear’s Grecian Travels) and Church had … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, On the way to Achmet Aga from Castella and Chalcis, Greece

Edward Lear, On the way to Achmet Aga from Castella and Chalcis, Greece. Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘On the way to Achmet Aga. (from Cactella & Chalis)/ 23. June. 1848./ (70)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with notes. Pencil, pen and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Zante, with a view over the town to Monte Scopo

Edward Lear, Zante, with a view over the town to Monte Scopo. Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Zante. 28. May. 5. P.M./ 1863/ (210)’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 13 x 20 in. (33 x 50.8 cm.). During April … Continue reading

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