Edward Lear, The Monastery of Chilandari (1856)


Edward Lear, The Monastery of Chilandari, Mount Athos, Greece.
Inscribed and dated ‘Chiliandarion / 17. Sept. 1856./ (18.”Monastery)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes and numbered ’84’ (lower right).
Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with white. 14 3/8 x 21 in. (36.5 x 53.3 cm.)

Chilandari stands on the North-East side of Mount Athos and was founded in the 12th Century by Stefan Memanja, Prince of Serbia and his son Rastko. It played a key role in the Greek struggle for Independence and during the two World Wars and is ranked 4th in the hierarchy of the monasteries on Mount Athos.


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