Lear's Thermopylae

Thermopylae, oil on canvas, 1872, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

During 2020 Edward Lear's drawings and paintings of Thermopylae will be put together on this page to mark the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

  • Stylida, 26 June 1848. Pen and ink and watercolour, 14 x 23.2cm. Private collection.

  • Mount Oeta and Thermopylae from near Lamia, 26 June 1848. Pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white, 25.5 x 45 cm. Private collection.

  • Oeta from near Lamia. Studio watercolour, 1850. Private collection.