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1900 – Athos book title list: version 1.03.1

This number 1900 gives me the opportunity to update the book list (also see post 1400, that was last updated 11th of May 2016). Our first list dates from March 27th 2011 (post 1207). Today I can add 18 book … Continue reading

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1600 – Simonas Petras by Edward Lear 1856

Just recently Tate Britain put this very nice drawing by Edward Lear (1812–1888) on their website. Watch the tiny Monk on his way up. The inscription is  ‘Simopetra [in Greek letters]/11.Sept. 1856’ in ink bottom right, and with notes of … Continue reading

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1518 – Edward Lear revisited

British painter Edward Lear appears regularly on this blog.  He has painted the peninsula beautifully.This monk is facing the mountain on the left Stavronikita.More or less the same location. Even more beautiful I find his watercolour drawings. Her again a … Continue reading

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1398 – Konstamonitou by Edward Lear

Edward Lear (1812–1888), Monastery of Konstamonitou, 1856. Pen, brown ink and watercolour with bodycolour on buff paper, 29.7 x 45.7 cm© Private Collection, courtesy of Agnews To celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Lear (1812–1888) the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England … Continue reading

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1328 – Review of the book “Imagining Mount Athos” by Veronica Della Dora – part 2

In post 1327 I started the review of this book: here I’ll continue with the last three chapters: Chapter 4 “Erudite Athos” describes the Western travelers who visited Athos during the last ages. They came for different reasons, such as … Continue reading

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1292 – Edward Lear on Google art

Google art introduced more then 150 museum on the web. Here you see a painting by Edward Lear dated 1857 from the collection of the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. We showed you the image earlier but … Continue reading

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1400 – Mount Athos book title list

Last updated 14/08/2019 Dear readers, We proudly present this list of Athos books, that we collected in the past years. We do not pretend to present a complete list of books, but it is slowly growing (about 160 – 2013). … Continue reading

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1233 – Athos painting Edward Lear at auction

Sotheby’s in London has this oil painting from 1856/7 “View of Mount Athos” for sale next Thursday July 7th. Lot number 371: who has x80 23.000 – x80 35.000 to spent for this small painting (29 by 47 cm)? Detail … Continue reading

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1074 – Edward Lear again

We showed this work of the artist Edward Lear earlier but its worth showing it again comparing it with the image I took in 2009 from a somewhat higher standpoint. This watercolour by Lear is made 12 September 1856: Karyes with the mountain … Continue reading

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943 – Art: Edward Lear 1856/57

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: The watercolour shows the ruggedness of the landscape … Continue reading

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