Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear, Premeti, Albania (1858)

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). In 1857 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Parnassus (1856)

Edward Lear, Parnassus, Greece. Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Parnassus/ Edward Lear del./ 1856.’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white on duck-egg blue paper. 12 ½ x 20 in. (31.8 x 50.8 cm.) Provenance Charles … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Kythira (1863)

Edward Lear, The Island of Cerigo (Kythira), Greece. Inscribed and dated ’23 May 1.10-1.45pm 1863′ and numbered ‘198’, pen, ink and watercolour with annotations, 32 x 48.5cm. With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, More Views in Ireland (1835)

Edward Lear, Two views of towers at Clondalkin Tower, Co. Dublin; one of Glendalough tower, Co. Wicklow; and The Banqueting-room in the Demesne of Bellevue, with a view of Wicklow Head. The fourth signed and inscribed ‘Wicklow Head/ ELear’ (lower … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Five Views in County Wicklow (1835)

Edward Lear, Five views in County Wicklow: The Great and Little Sugarloafs; The Great and Little Sugarloafs, from The Scalp; Figures beside trees, probably in the Powerscourt Demesne; Loch Tay looking north; and Bray, with the Little Sugarloaf in the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Honister Crag, Lake District (1836)

Edward Lear, Honister Crag, Lake District. Signed and inscribed ‘E./ Honister. Cu’ (lower right). Pencil heightened with white on grey paper. 4 ¼ x 6 7/8 in. (10.8 x 17.5 cm.), corners cut. Literature C. Nugent, Edward Lear The Landscape Artist: … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Stavronikita, Mount Athos (1856)

Of the picture below, Stephen Duckworth, who kindly informed me of this sale of several Lear paintings, writes: This fine view of Stavroniketes monastery on the Mount Athos peninsula was drawn by Lear early on his journey round the twenty … Continue reading

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