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

Arabs at Mount Sinai, Egypt

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Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Arabs at Mount Sinai, Egypt
inscribed and dated 'Mt. Sinai.(El. Ledja.)/Jany 28. 1849. 1.PM' (lower centre) and numbered '(162.)' (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes
pencil and brown ink
16 1/8 x 10¾ in. (41 x 27.4 cm.)
Provenance
London, The Fine Art Society, 1992, where purhased by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

From early in 1848, Lear was thinking about a trip to Egypt. After nine months of traveling through the eastern Mediterranean, Lear finally reached Egypt in January 1849. The visit was brief, in Cairo he met up with his friend John Cross, with whom he set out for Sinai and Palestine. They spent three nights at the monestry at Sinai, but Lear took a fever and was forced to give up the trip and convalesce at Suez.

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