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)

EDL013 - Edward Lear: Shkodra (Scutari) in northern Albania. Albanians smoking by the Drin River, with the fortress of Shkodra and the Lead Mosque (dating from 1773) in the background, 4 October 1848. “Everywhere the various groups of buffalo carts and peasants, or of scarlet-coated Gheghes sitting on the ground, were full of interest; but the thin population of a place so extensive as Skódra is very apparent, and it was a great contrast to the lively and thriving Monastir.” Edward Lear in Albania  (London 2008), p. 68.