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

The Monastery of Konstatmonitou, Mount Athos

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
The Monastery of Konstatmonitou, Mount Athos
inscribed in English and Greek and dated '16.Sept.1856' and further inscribed in Greek (lower left) and with colour notes throughout
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
13 5/8 x 19 ¼ in. (34.6 x 48.9 cm.)
Provenance
with Agnew's, London, 1974, where purchased by the present owner.
Exhibited
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Happy Birthday Mr Lear, 200 Years of Nature and Nonsense, September 2012 - January 2013, unnumbered.

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The monastery was built in the 10th Century, in a forest about 50 minutes from the coast on the south east side of Mount Athos. It is ranked 20th in the hierarchy of Mount Athos.

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