Edward Lear, Philae


Edward Lear, Philae.
Signed with monogram (lower right). Oil on paper laid down on canvas. 13 3/8 x 21 ¼ in. (34 x 54 cm.)

Lear visited Philae twice, in late January and early February 1854 and in January 1867.


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1 Response to Edward Lear, Philae

  1. Edwards, Rik says:

    “There was an Old Person of Philae,
    Whose conduct was scroobious and wily;
    He rushed up a Palm,
    When the weather was calm,
    And observed all the ruins of Philae.”
    Many thanks

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