Edward Lear, A Ruined Tower, Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, A ruined tower, Thebes.
Inscribed and dated ‘Thebes. July. 4. 1848/ a high wind & so cold I must go back for a coat’ (lower left), numbered ‘117’ (lower right), and extensively inscribed with colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 10 ½ x 18 3/8 in. (26.7 x 46.7 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. 42.

Christie’s.

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