Edward Lear, Parnassus (1856)

Edward Lear, Parnassus, Greece.
Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Parnassus/ Edward Lear del./ 1856.’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white on duck-egg blue paper. 12 ½ x 20 in. (31.8 x 50.8 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

Exhibited
Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Edward Lear, Drawings from a Greek Tour, July 1964, no. 46.

Christie’s.

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