Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bonhams to Sell Edward Lear Painting of Bethlehem

1 comment:

Hels said...

How terrific that Lear was prepared to travel to far flung, exotic places. I am sure it wasn't comfortable in those days.

And even better, historians must bless him for his detailed diaries and his topographical watercolour sketches that make research of his life so much easier.

I am not sure how much I like this Bethlehem painting, but he deserves credit for presenting the Holy Land as he saw it, not how the Bible might have imagined it to be in 1858.