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