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Watercolour - Cedars of Lebanon
  • Cedars of Lebanon
    Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888
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Cedars of Lebanon

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Lebanon (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1858 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs. Craddock and Barnard

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 3F

Physical description

Watercolour entitled 'Cedars of Lebanon' depicting a group of trees on the crest of a hill. Inscribed with date and title.

Place of Origin

Lebanon (possibly, made)


1858 (made)


Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

The Cedars, Lebanon. 21st May, 1858
Inscribed in brown ink, lower left corner.

green and gg/ stones
Below first tree on left are colour indications

Written in lower right corner


Height: 13.9375 in, Width: 21.5 in

Descriptive line

Watercolour entitled 'Cedars of Lebanon' by Edward Lear. British School, 1858.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum / selected by Mark Evans [Japan : Brain Trust], 2002. 185 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Landscapes; Trees; Cedar


Paintings; Landscapes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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