Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Three Edward Lear Events

1. Next Friday, November 15, I will be in Cava de’ Tirreni for a presentation of Edward Lear: Visioni inedite della costa di Amalfi; if you are in the area, please come meet me and the other authors. Download the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Capri from Massa (three stages, 1838-1840)

Edward Lear, Near Massa. First sketch, 22 August 1838. Edward Lear, Capri from near Massa. Second version, 1839. Signed and dated ‘Edward Lear del 1839’ (lower right) and titled (lower left). Pencil, charcoal and watercolour. 43.2 x 26.7cm (17 x 10 1/2in). This … Continue reading

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Edward Lear (?), Seaford (1841)

Edward Lear, Seaford Looking towards Newhaven. Pencil, ink and watercolour. Seaford, looking towards Newhaven. Inscribed ’18 Sep/41′ 7.25 x 11.75in. I have some doubts about the authenticisty of this one, the handwriting on the picture does not look like his, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Citara (1844)

Edward Lear, Citara. Pen ink and wash over . ‘Citara 14th June 1844.’ Inscribed and dated, studio stamp 10 x 17.75in. Provenance Ex-John R. Baddeley Collection The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Lake Lugano from Monte Generoso

Edward Lear, Lake Lugano from Monte Generoso. Signed with monogramme (lower left) and inscribed verso No I / Lake Lugano Watercolour over pencil heightened with white. 12.4 x 18.7cm (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in). The Saleroom.

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Two Events with Edward Lear’s Music

This October Sara Lodge has organized two events on Edward Lear’s music, a central subject of her recent Inventing Edward Lear (recently reviewed in The TLS together with James Williams’s book on Edward Lear). Edward Lear’s Bongs, Dongs and Songs … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Letter to Mrs Bond

Lear (Edward, 1812-1888). Autograph letter in the third person, 65 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, circa 1853, to Mrs Bond, thanking her ‘for a very obliging letter, & also for the Post Office order for 8 shillings. The set of songs … Continue reading

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