Near Khan, Lebanon

Edward Lear, Near Khan, Lebanon.

Inscribed and dated ‘Lebanon./17.May.1858./near Khan’ (lower left) and numbered ‘(173)’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘vines and millions of/black pines’ (centre) and further inscribed with colour notes.
Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, 13¾ x 19¾ in. (34.9 x 50.2 cm.) .

Lear kept separate journals when travelling, in view of possible publication. As far as I know the diary for the Lebanon trip of 1858 has not survived. The diary‘s last entry is for 16 May, then it resumes on 6 June with a terse “Left Beirut.” However, we have a letter to Lady Waldegrave from Damascus, written on 27 May.


This entry was posted in Edward Lear and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.