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Creator:
Edward Lear, 1812–1888, British
Title:
Mount Athos and the Monastery of Stavronikétes
Date:
1857
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches (34.3 x 54.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in monogram in lower left: "EL"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.415
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bay (body of water) | castle | cliffs | landscape | men | mountain | trees | walking-sticks
Associated Places:
Greece | Macedonia | Mount Athos | Áthos
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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Edward Lear (Royal Academy) (National Academy Museum & School, 1985-09-09 - 1985-11-03)

Edward Lear (Royal Academy) (Royal Academy of Arts, 1985-04-20 - 1985-07-14)

Orientalism in Western Art from Delacroix to Matisse (Museo Nacional de San Carlos, 1999-12-02 - 2000-04-02)

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14)

Publications:
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Edward Lear, Letters of Edward Lear, author of "The book of nonsense", to Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford, and Frances Countess Waldegrave , T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1907, pp. 65, 77, 315, J18 L477 907 (SML)

Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear, 1812-1888, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1985, pp. 147-8, no. 53, NJ18 L455 N64 (YCBA)

Richard Stoneman, A luminous land, artists discover Greece , The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 1998, pp. 115, 136-137, no. 85, N8214.5 G8 S76 1988 + (YCBA)

Richard Stoneman, A Literary companion to travel in Greece, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA, 1994, p. 222, DF720.5 L56 1994 (YCBA)

Scott Wilcox, Edward Lear and the art of travel, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2000, p. 73, no. 48, NJ18 L455 W55 2000 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:900
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