21 November 2001
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
inscribed and dated 'Damascus. 28th. May 1858.' and numbered '(216)' (lower right) and further inscribed 'pearl white/all nearly pearl white' (lower centre)
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour
7 1/8 x 21½ in. (18.2 x 54.5 cm.)
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Lear arrived in Palestine in the Spring of 1858. From Jerusalem he journeyed to Petra, Masada and the Dead Sea and then onto Lebanon, arriving back in London by late summer 1858.
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