Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear, View of the Castello Caetani and the hill-town of Sermoneta (1872)

Edward Lear, View of the Castello Caetani and the hill-town of Sermoneta, Lazio, Italy. Signed and dated ‘Edward Lear. del. 1872./(Feb 3. 1840)’ (lower left). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour. 6 1⁄2 x 10 … Continue reading

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Letters to the Caetani Family (2)

[This is part of a series of previously-unpublished letters to Margaret Knight, who was married to Michelangelo Caetani, Duke of Sermoneta, and to Ada Bootle-Wilbraham, married to Onorato Caetani, Michelangelo’s son, Prince of Teano and then Duke of Sermoneta. The … Continue reading

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Letters to the Caetani Family (1)

[This is part of a series of previously-unpublished letters to Margaret Knight, who was married to Michelangelo Caetani, Duke of Sermoneta, and to Ada Bootle-Wilbraham, married to Onorato Caetani, Michelangelo’s son, Prince of Teano and then Duke of Sermoneta. The … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Philae (1854)

Edward Lear, Philae, Egypt, 1854. Pen and brown ink and watercolour. 294 by 492 mm. Mutualart.

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Edward Lear, Mt. Etna (1847)

Edward Lear, Mount Etna, Sicily. June 1847. Pen and brown ink and wash over pencil; 243 by 403 mm.

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Edward Lear, On the Nile, opposite El Ouasta (1867)

Edward Lear, On the Nile, opposite El Ouasta, Egypt January 1867. Pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white; 62 by 206 mm. Mutualart.

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Edward Lear, Flora (1831)

Edward Lear, Flora. Watercolour over pencil on paper; signed lower left: E Lear., dated lower right: 1831., inscribed with title lower centre. 264 by 212 mm. Provenance With Davis Galleries, New York; sale, London, Christie’s, 25 April 1995, lot 131, where acquired by … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Karnak (1854)

Edward Lear, Eygpt; ‘Karnak’. Pen, ink and watercolour. Signed, inscribed and dated, ‘Feb 15 1854’. 6×19.5 inches. Framed: 27.5×14.5 inches. Provenance Sir Eric Maclagan and by descent; A and H, 2013; a private collection. Abbott and Holder.

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R. Gaetano’s Books on Edward Lear’s Calabria

Raffaele Gaetano has just published his third book on Edward Lear, Cronache di un viaggio a piedi nella Calabria del 1847. After his Per la Calabria selvaggia: 109 disegni inediti di Edward Lear. Dalla Collezione della Central Library di Liverpool, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: Wandering Nonsense Man

Join Poet in the City for a night of poetry and discussion as we celebrate and explore the poetry of Edward Lear, hearing from contemporary poets and writers inspired by the lasting legacy of his sparkling wit and absurd imagination. … Continue reading

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