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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Edward Lear
HELICON AND LAKE COPAIS FROM THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE KOKHINO ON THE WAY TO THEBES, GREECE
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197

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Edward Lear
HELICON AND LAKE COPAIS FROM THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE KOKHINO ON THE WAY TO THEBES, GREECE
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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Edward Lear
LONDON 1812 - 1888 SAN REMO
HELICON AND LAKE COPAIS FROM THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE KOKHINO ON THE WAY TO THEBES, GREECE
Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil;
inscribed with the title and the artist's colour notes
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Provenance

With Spink, London;
by whom sold to the present owner

Catalogue Note

Lear drew this watercolour during his first visit to Greece in June and July 1848. Upon his arrival in Thebes he wrote to his sister, Ann, that 'its situation and the view over the vast plain to Mount Parnassus and Helicon are most surprisingly beautiful.'1

1. V. Noakes, Edward Lear, Selected Letters, Oxford 1988, p. 81  

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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