Anti-Lebanon and Mount Hermon

Title: Anti-Lebanon and Mount Hermon
Date: 1858
Artist(s): Edward Lear (British: English, born:1812-05-12, died:1888-01-29)
Materials: Pen; Ink; Watercolour; Gouache; Paper
Information: This is one of Lear's finished drawings, possibly intended for a patron or for sale. Lear took a vast tour of Palestine in 1858 and later 'found tranquillity and rest ' in the mountains of Lebanon. Mount Hermon is situated on the border of Lebanon and Syria. Lear chronichled his travels extrensively and described this mountain range as a 'kind of Orientalized Swiss scenery'.
Accession no: WAG 8162
Credit line: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by C F J Beausire in 1972
Location: Item not currently on display

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