Edward Lear, Shepherd Resting on Ruins, Plataea (1848)

Edward Lear, Shepherd resting on ruins, Plataea, Greece.
Inscribed and dated ‘Platoea / 5. July. 1848’ (lower left), numbered ‘124’ (lower right), and extensively inscribed with artist’s notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white. 12⅝ x 20 in. (32.1 x 50. 8 cm.)

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

Exhibited
Shefield, Graves Art Gallery, Edward Lear, Drawings from a Greek Tour, July
1964, no. 43.

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