Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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