943 – Art: Edward Lear 1856/57

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In posts 258 and 747 we already showed you some of his paintings.

His letters from his travels and his three weeks on Athos in the late summer 1856, were published 1907:
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The watercolour shows the ruggedness of the landscape through which he travelled which he described as abundantly and exquisitely glorious and stupendous (letter to Chichester Fortescue, 9th October 1856, quoted in Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear 1812-1888, 1985, p.147). A watercolour of the monastery at Caracalla by Lear, dated 4th September 1856, was sold at Sothebys on 11th July 1990, lot 138

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Karyes, 12 Sept. 1856

Wim, 6/12

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