Edward Lear, Sigæum (1856)

Edward Lear, Sigæum (30 September 1856, sunrise).
Pencil and watercolour. Signed and inscribed (lower left). 16 x 52cm (6¼ x 20¼ in.)

Sigeion or Sigæum (Latin) was an important site in the Troas (North-West Asia Minor, modern Turkey) at the mouth of the Hellespont, acquired by Athens in the late 7th century BCE.


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