Albania in the Painting of Edward Lear (1848)

Albanien in der Kunst des Malers Edward Lear (1848)

Pikturat shqiptare të Eduard Lirit (Edward Lear, 1848)

EDL001 - Edward Lear: Monastir (Bitola) in Macedonia, with a view the Ishak Çelebi Mosque (dating from 1506) and of the Dragor River, 20 September 1848. “It is no easy matter to pursue the fine arts in Monastir, and I cannot but think - will matters grow worse as I advance into Albania? For all the passers-by, having inspected my sketching, frown or look ugly, and many say, “Shaitán,” which means, Devil; at length one quietly wrenches my book away and shutting it up, returns it to me, saying, “Yok, Yok!” (no, no!). So as numbers are against me, I bow and retire.” Edward Lear in Albania (London 2008), p. 25.