Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear, Wadi Feiran (1849)

Edward Lear, Wady Feiran, Sinai Peninsula. Ink, watercolour and gouache on blue/grey paper. Inscribed and dated by the artist ‘ Wady Feiran / 24 January 1849 / 8 A.M.’ and with artist’s note ‘Palms (?cut) off’, ‘Torrent bed’, ‘all in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Hey, Diddle, Diddle (a New Version)

Edward Lear, “The little dog laughed to see such sport.” Pen and brown ink on laid paper watermarked with Britannia. 16.2 by 20.3 cm., 6 1/4 by 8 in. Provenance With Gooden and Fox, London (pre-1973); Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) Lear … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Calvi, Corsica

Edward Lear, Calvi Corsica. 8. 9.5 x 13.25 ins., (24 x 34 cms.). Watercolour. Signed with monograph. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear [?], Adjutant Bird

Edward Lear, Adjutant Bird . Watercolour. Partial signature. Inscription and date 17.8.86 17 x 12.5cm. [I think the date unlikely, and I’ve never seen a date written this way by Lear, and the handwriting is not Lear’s; maybe the date … Continue reading

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Presentazione del libro Edward Lear: Visioni inedite della Costa di Amalfi

A post in Italian, once in a while. Se siete dalle parti di Amalfi non prdetevi la presentazione del libro sui dipinti di Edward Lear realizzati nella zona: organizzato dal Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfintana, saranno presenti il prof. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and the Classics

It is well know that Edward Lear did not have a formal education, a fact that he apparently did not consider a limitation as he thought that it had left him with a curiosity to know new things that lacked … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Thomas Rowlandson

Edward Lear’s picture stories are apparently “hinnocent” throwaway pieces, produced on the spur of the moment to entertain his friends or their children. In previous posts I have shown the sources for some of the stories on Irish subjects (here, … Continue reading

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