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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)

    The Monastery of Chilandari, Mount Athos, Greece

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
    The Monastery of Chilandari, Mount Athos, Greece
    inscribed and dated 'Chiliandarion / 17. Sept. 1856./ (18.''Monastery)' (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes and numbered '84' (lower right)
    pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with white
    14 3/8 x 21 in. (36.5 x 53.3 cm.)


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    Chilandari stands on the North-East side of Mount Athos and was founded in the 12th Century by Stefan Memanja, Prince of Serbia and his son Rastko. It played a key role in the Greek struggle for Independence and during the two World Wars and is ranked 4th in the hierarchy of the monasteries on Mount Athos.

    Provenance

    Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owner.