Edward Lear, Thousands of Goats, near Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, Thousands of goats, near Thebes.
Inscribed and dated ‘near Thiva. / 1848./ thousands of goats black’ (lower left), numbered ‘116’ (lower right), and inscribed with colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6 ¼ x 10 ¼ in. (15.9 x 26 cm.)

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

Christie’s.

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