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Edward Lear (1812-1888)
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Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Palaiukhora, Crete

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Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Palaiukhora, Crete
inscribed in Greek and dated '9.35. 29 April 1864' (lower left), further inscribed indistinctly in Greek and numbered '(58)' (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes
brown ink and watercolour heightened with white on blue paper
8¾ x 13¾ in. (22.3 x 35 cm.)
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Lear left Corfu on 4 April 1864 for Athens, which disappointed him, since he did find it the same as he had remembered it. Lear felt that it was too early to return to England and set off for Crete, within a week Giorgio his servant had joined him and they left for Khanéa. By the end of May Lear had left Crete for England.
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