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Edward Lear

Edward Lear - Agia Parasceni, Epirus, Greece, April 13 1857

Regular price £29.97
Lear was a tireless traveler through Italy, Greece and the Middle East, making drawings that Arthur Stanley, dean of Westminster described as "topographical poetry." Between 1855 and 1857, he wintered in Corfu and made the present work during a three-week tour through northwestern Greece. The mountains were difficult to penetrate but the dramatic landscapes Lear discovered repaid the effort. Here he depicts a spectacular site behind the small church of Agia Paraskevi in the village of Drosopigi (Kantsiko). Sheer cliffs plunge down to a river gorge, snow-capped mountains are indicated in the distance, and Lear’s delight with the setting is suggested by his evocative notes at lower left on its distinctive sounds, "Nightingales, dim roar below." According to Lear’s biographer Vivian Noakes: "it was during the latter half of the 1850s...when [the artist] had given up hope of becoming a sought-after painter [in oils], that he produced his finest watercolours. He had achieved a masterly control of his medium, combining powerful composition with strong line and a fluid freedom in the handling of paint which would establish him as one of the great English watercolour painters."

The original picture is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it is not currently on view.

We have framed prints available in two sizes, 21 x 30cm and 30 x 40cm

About this framed print;

Make any room look more sophisticated by displaying this framed poster with a smooth, white mat board. It’s printed on a quality matte paper and framed with a semi-hardwood alder frame.

• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Acrylite front protector
• White mat board
• Hanging hardware included
• 21×30cm posters are size A4

All items are made to order so can take up to 7 days to dispatch.

As with everything we sell, they come with a full 30 day money back guarantee

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