Edward Lear, A view of Mahe

Edward Lear, A view of Mahe, Kerala, India.
Signed with monogram (lower left) and inscribed ‘Mahee.’ (lower right). Pencil and watercolor heightened with bodycolor. 6 5/8 x 10 ¼ in. (16.8 x 26 cm).

Provenance
Lady Adelaide Daumay.
T. Bull.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 22 March 1966, lot 47.
Mrs Frank.
with Martyn Gregory, London.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 10 December 2008, lot 51.
with Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, London.

Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Jaffa (1858)

Edward Lear, Jaffa.
Inscribed Jaffa and dated March 26:1858 (in ink over pencil), watercolour with pen and ink over pencil. 4.5 x 12.5cm.

Provenance
London, Sothebys, July 16th 1992, lot 165;
Collection of Anthony Jenning

The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, On the Nile (1867)

Edward Lear, On the Nile.
Inscribed and dated ‘4.40.Jany.5.1867/opposite Benihassan. looking south.’ (lower left), numbered ‘(79)’ (lower right). Pen, brown ink, watercolour and pencil. 8 x 26.5cm (3 1/8 x 10 7/16in).

Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Villefranche, Côte d’Azure (1865)

Edward Lear, Villefranche, Côte d’Azure, France.
Inscribed and dated ‘Villefranche,/ 9-10 AM./ 5. Feby. 1865.’ and numbered ‘(49)’ (lower right) and further numbered ‘110’ (verso) and extensively inscribed with the artist’s notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor. 15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.7 cm).

Provenance
with The Fine Art Society, London, September 1938.

Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Premeti, Albania (1857)

Edward Lear, Premeti, Albania.
Inscribed ‘Premeti’ (in Greek) and dated ’17. April. 1857.’ (lower left) and extensively inscribed with color notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor. 11 7/8 x 20 ½ in. (30.5 x 51 cm).

Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta (1866)

Edward Lear, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta.
Inscribed and dated ‘St. Paul’s Bay. Malta. 24 March 1866.’ (lower center) and numbered ‘(240)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with extensive color notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor, heightened with white. 4 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (11.8 x 35.2 cm).

[This does not appear in Varriano’s Edward Lear in Malta catalogue.]

Christie’s.

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Update to Lear’s Works in Public Collections

Stephen Duckworth and Rowena Fowler’s very useful list of works by Edward Lear in public collections all over the world is now available in an updated version. I have also added a link to the searchable pdf file in the “Edward Lear” menu on the right.

Edward Lear, View of Sermoneta, 3 February 1840.

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