About the dealer

About the object

Extensively inscribed and dated 25. May 1863 4 P.M., numbered and inscribed on verso: 168/upright/next above lowest, pen and ink and watercolour.

Lear drew this on the steamer Europa which he boarded from the island of Cerigo (present day Kythera) at 12.30 pm on 25 May 1863, having left in bright sunshine and with a rolling sea ‘too much to be pleasant’. Dinner was served on board at 4 pm that afternoon, so he either drew this just before or during the meal.


6.9 x 19.5 cm