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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)

The Monastery of Chilandari, Mount Athos, Greece

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

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Lot Essay

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.

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