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1954 – Edward Lears watercolours for sale

Three watercolours by English artist Edward Lear are for sale at Christies on 8 december 2017. Lear made more than 50 drawings on Mt Athos in 1856. Every now and then they appear on the market. The drawings are very … Continue reading

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1925 – 3 monasteries by Edward Lear

On the 5th of July 2017 Christies will auction 3 drawings by Edward Lear. We have made already a lot of Lear posts on this blog but here are three unpublished images. A very nice impression of the monastery of … Continue reading

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1895 – Drawings by Edward Lear

Chilandariou in 1856 by Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo). Chilandariou in 2009. Restoring the monastery after the fire of 2004. Edward Lear, 16th September 1856, Xenofontos.Xenofontos 2015. Herman Voogd

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1790 – Edward Lear’s visit in 1856

Edward Lear is an artist who we encountered a few times on this blog. He visited Mount Athos in september 1856 and made then some 50 drawings of the monasteries and landscapes of the highest quality. Researcher Stephen Duckworth is a … 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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