Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Aubrey Beardsley’s Limerick on Illustrating Le Morte Darthur

This manuscript records memories of Aubrey Beardsley’s mother about amateur theatricals put on at home by the adolescent Aubrey and his sister, Mabel, and her  son’s reluctance to fulfil his commission to illustrate an edition of Le Morte Darthur (1893–1894). … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Two Views of Venice from the Bacino (1865)

Edward Lear, Two views of Venice from the Bacinot. The first signed with monogram (lower right); the second inscribed and dated ‘Venice. 27. Novr 1865’ (lower left) and further inscribed and numbered ‘27.Novr. (66)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: Moment to Moment review in the Burlington Magazine

The Burlington Magazine, volume 164, number 1436, November 2022, pp. 1130-1132 contains a review of the Ikon exhibition by Richard Green I think I messid before. Unfortunately it is not one of the free ones.

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Edward Lear, Jerusalem (1858)

Edward Lear, Jerusalem. Signed with monogram (lower left) and inscribed and dated ‘Jerusalem./ 1858’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and ink and watercolor. 7 1/8 x 14 7/8 in. (18.1 x 37.8 cm). Provenance With Davis Galleries, New York, where purchased … Continue reading

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Another Lear Rebus (?)

The following was recently sold at an auction by Fonsie Mealy’s. It contains Lear’s only colour self-portrait I have seen. The sale also included some correspondence between a Mrs Elinor Wiltshire, the owner of the sheet at the time (1985), … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: Moment to Moment (reviews)

The Ikon exhibition has now closed but here is a page collecting the reviews devoted to it.

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Edward Lear, Coloured Views in the Seven Ionian Islands

From a coloured copy of Views in the Seven Ionian Islands (1863). folio (497 x 333 mm). (λίγα στίγματα οξείδωσης στον τίτλο). Λιθόγραφος τίτλος με βινιέτα και 20 λιθογραφίες χαραγμένες από τον Lear με βάση σχέδιά του, ΟΛΕΣ ΕΠΙΧΡΩΜΑΤΙΣΜΕΝΕΣ ΜΕ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Group of Owls

Edward Lear, A Group of Owls, from Birds of Europe, c. 1835. A group of 5 lithographs with hand-coloring on wove paper, printed by C. Hullmandel, London. Barn Owl – Strix flammea; Barred Owl – Strix neblosa; Great Cinereous Owl – … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, S. Gregorio & Tivoli

Edward Lear, Tivoli and San Gregorio, a pair, the first inscribed ‘Tivoli’ (lower left); the other inscribed and dated ‘S.Grigorio [sic]/23rd April’ (lower left). Pen and ink and wash, heightened with white. The first 7 x 17.2cm (2 3/4 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Turbìa (1864)

Edward Lear, Turbìa (La Turbie in southeastern France, 31 December 1864. Watercolour and ink with traces of pencil. 36 x 53.5cm. Erroneously titled “Turkish Landscape, Dec. 1864” at MutualArt.

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