Chalkis and the Mountains of Euboea from the sea, Greece
Date Made/Found: 19th Century
, British, 1812 - 1888
Material and Medium: watercolour and pencil on paper
Dimensions: Support: 212 x 537mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4494
Edward Lear spent most of his life travelling, producing many watercolour sketches and documenting his travels through journals, which he later published.
In this painting Lear uses watercolour to explore the reflections of the mountains in the water. The scene was painted in Greece near the ancient city of Chalkis. Lear limits his pallet to soft washes of blue and yellow.