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

The Monastery of Koutloumousiou, Mount Athos

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Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo)
The Monastery of Koutloumousiou, Mount Athos
signed with monogram, indistinctly inscribed in Greek and dated 'Sept.1.1856.' (lower right) and dated again '1.Sept' (lower left, in pencil)
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
9 1/8 x 12 ½ in. (23.1 x 31.7 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 12 March 1987, lot 116.
with Agnew’s, London, where purchased by the present owner.

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Lot Essay

The monastery was built on the north east side of Mount Athos and was first documented in 1169. It ranks 6th in the hierarchy of Mount Athos.

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