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)

EDL024 - Edward Lear: View of Berat in central Albania, with the hilltop fortress and Gorica (Beratino) Bridge, 15 October 1848. “The city is placed chiefly on the right bank of the river, as also is the Acropolis or castle-hill which rises immediately above the town - the houses and mosques are piled one above another on the steep ledges of rock which slope from the frowning fortress and its stupendous cliffs down to the water’s edge, and constitutes a view that combines Tyrolese or Swiss grandeur with all the pretty etcetera of Turkish architecture.” Edward Lear in Albania (London 2008), p. 91.