Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

The Original Wheelbarrow Woman?

If you have been following this blog for some time you may have noticed how insanely partial I am to women who ride around in wheelbarrows, whether these are propelled by kind husbands or terrible devils. I have even posted … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Venice, looking towards San Giorgio Maggiore

Edward Lear, Venice, looking towards San Giorgio Maggiore. Inscribed, dated and numbered ’18 – 20. Novr 1865. 3.30-4.30.PM./(43)’ (lower right). Pen, ink and watercolour over traces of pencil, 30 x 49.5cm (11 13/16 x 19 1/2in). Provenance Private collection, UK. Got a gondola for … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Orange Grove, Corfu (1863)

Edward Lear, Orange grove, Corfu. Inscribed and dated ‘Corfu/March.30.1863/Φλαρέλλο./oranges-far-gleam like fireflies/in the shade.’ (lower left); annotated throughout. Pen, ink and watercolour, 31.8 x 49.3cm (12 1/2 x 19 7/16in). Provenance Private collection, UK. Oranges – far – gleam like fireflies in the shade. (Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile near Deir El Kadige

Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile near Deir El Kadige. Signed with monogram (lower right); stamped with the collector stamp of Earl Spencer (lower left). Watercolour, 9.7 x 20cm (3 13/16 x 7 7/8in). Provenance Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer Collection, UK (Frits … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile

Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile. Signed with monogram (lower left); stamped with the collector stamp of Earl Spencer (lower right). Watercolour, 9.7 x 20cm (3 13/16 x 7 7/8in). Provenance Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer Collection, UK (Frits Lugt L.2341a). Max Harari … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Plain of Thebes

Edward Lear, Plain of Thebes, Egypt. Signed with monogram (lower right); signed with monogram (lower left); stamped with the collector stamp of Earl Spencer (lower left). Watercolour, 17.4 x 37.6cm (6 7/8 x 14 13/16in). Provenance Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer Collection, UK … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Kom Ombo

Edward Lear, Kom Ombo, Egypt. Signed with monogram (lower left); stamped with the collector stamp of Earl Spencer (lower right). Watercolour, 17.6 x 37.8cm (6 15/16 x 14 7/8in). Provenance Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer Collection, UK (Frits Lugt L.2341a). Max Harari Collection, … Continue reading

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