Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear, Han Valiarè (1857)

Edward Lear, Han Valiarè. Title and signature lower right: Ruins of Han Valiere / April 1, 1857. 12,5 x 19,5 cm. Watercolour on paper. At the Han of Valiare, between Gardiki and Ioannina, 600 people from Gardiki were slaughtered on … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Lugano (1837)

Edward Lear, Lugano. Inscribed and dated ‘Lugano. 19th. Octobr / 1837.’ (centre left). Pencil heightened with white on buff paper. 9 3⁄8 x 14 1⁄4 in. (23.8 x 36.2 cm.) Provenance Acquired from Thos Agnew & Sons, London, February 1980. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Wheelchair (ca 1835)

Edward Lear, The Wheelchair. Pencil. c.1835. For a similar drawing see the sheet made on Lear’s 1836 Lake District tour (inscribed “Umbrellafera”) in the Houghton Library, Harvard University. 3.25×4.75 inches. Framed: 7×8.5 inches. Abbott and Holder. No. 81.

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Edward Lear, English Rural Landscape (1849)

Edward Lear, English Rural Landscape with Sheep Grazing beside a Tree. Monogrammed and dated “Nov 12 1849” lower right, watercolour, 22cm x 31cm. Provenance Franklin Lushington (1823-1901) and thence by descent. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Near Calikut, Malabar

Edward Lear, Near Calikut, Malabar. Indian river landscape with hills to the distance, monogrammed lower right, titled lower left, watercolour, 10cm x 20cm. Calicut, now known as Kozhikode, is a city along the Malabar Coast in the state of Kerala … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Indian River Landscape

Edward Lear, Indian River Landscape with Palm Trees and Hills. Indian river landscape with palm trees and hills to the distance, probably Malabar monogrammed lower right, watercolour, 10cm x 20cm Provenance Franklin Lushington (1823-1901) and thence by descent. Franklin Lushington, … Continue reading

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Two more Bavella Pictures by Edward Lear

Edward Lear, Forest of Bavella. 4 PM. 29 April 1868. Edward Lear, Forest of Bavella. 8.20 AM. 29 April 1868. Both pictures, from the Houghton Library, Harvard University, will be on display at the Birmingham Ikon exhibition in autumn. See … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Bavella Pictures

I receive from the lucky owner of one Bavella sketch and publish (with some editing). The drawings I am interested in are illustrated in Philip Hofer’s book Edward Lear as a Landscape Draughtsman, plates 72 & 95. Both these drawings … Continue reading

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Peter Newell, Needledee and Needledum

When I published the other page with the same title I thought it was a one-shot, but it seems there was another, previous instalment in the March 1914 issue of The Ladies’ World. I do not own this so the scan … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Casale Sacromonte (1879)

Edward Lear, Monte Casale Sacromonte. 1879, numbered 3, pen and inks, 32 x 49cm. The Saleroom.

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