Edward Lear, Paxos



Edward Lear, Paxos.
Dated and numbered ‘5.45 April 8./1863/(21)’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘The campanile is only very faintly seen at times,/through the veil of olives. It is ochkry [sic] w_ gy.’ (lower right) and extensively inscribed in Greek and with color notes (lower left). Pencil, pen and ink and watercolor heightened with touches of bodycolor, on buff paper. 14¾ x 21½ in. (37.5 x 54.6 cm.)

Lear wrote of Paxos, ‘The difficulty in making Paxos picturesque. It reminds one of a Cornwall or Devon Cove without its picturesque houses. Great quiet is its characteristic.’


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