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Donated, 1978. Museums Sheffield
Vathy near Chalkis, Greece
Date Made/Found: 1848
Artist: Edward Lear , British, 1812 - 1888
Material and Medium: watercolour, pencil and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 215 x 359mm Support: 65 x 225mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4483
Edward Lear was an enthusiastic traveller whose curiosity prompted him to record his experiences and discoveries wherever he went. This sketch was made while he was journeying through Greece on horseback with his friend Charles Church. Writing to his sister Anne, he described the haphazard rebuilding of many of the towns he visited after their destruction during the Greek War of Independence. Here he uses an earthy wash to illustrate a calm, rural scene where peasants in traditional garb go about their daily life.
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