Edward Lear Philates 1856

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Artist
Edward Lear 1812–1888
Title
Philates
Date 1856
Medium Watercolour, ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 235 x 321 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
Reference
T01004
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Edward Lear 1812–1888

T01004 Philates 1856

Inscribed ‘Philates [in Greek characters]. 13. Augt.1856. ‘ b. l.
Pen and ink and watercolour, 9¼ x 12¿ (23.5 x 32).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.C.F. 1929.
Exh: see Atkins T964.

The drawing is inscribed with numerous colour notes and, in the bottom left corner, the figure ‘50’. Philates is near the Adriatic coast of Greece, not far from the Albanian border.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.

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