EDWARD LEAR | The School of Homer, Ithaca, Greece
2,500 - 3,500 GBP
- The School of Homer, Ithaca, Greece
- Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil;inscribed with colour notes and lower left: Ithaca The School of Homer (in Greek) / 30 April 1863. / 11.30 am., numbered lower right: (103)
- 205 by 320 mm.
Over the winter of 1862-3, Lear found himself once again in Corfu. From there he explored a number of other Ionian islands between March and June 1863 before returning to England. Lear was on Ithaca from 26 April to 1 May. His inscription on the present work which dates to the morning of the 30 April, identifies the view as 'The School of Homer,' which is located in the north of the island and is now thought to be the Palace of Odysseus, the great Greek hero.