Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear, Tor San Eusebio (1845)

Edward Lear, Tor San Eusebio. Inscribed and dated ‘Tor Sant’Eusebio./ 13th. February 1845.’ (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes.

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Edward Lear, Figures Loading a Barge (1837)

Edward Lear, Figures Loading a Barge. Signed ‘Edward Lear del’ (lower left), dated ‘Oct. 1837’ (lower right) and numbered 53.W. (lower right).

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Edward Lear, A Tower in the Campagna, Rome (1846)

Edward Lear, A Tower in the Campagna, Rome. Signed and dated ‘Edward Lear. del./ 1846.’ (lower right).

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Edward Lear, Mount Parnes from Varnava, Greece (1868)

Edward Lear, Mount Parnes from Varnava, Greece Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Mt. Parnes, from Varnava./ 16. June. 1868/ (39.)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour 10 ¼ x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Masada from the Dead Sea

Edward Lear, Masada from the Dead Sea. Signed with monogram (lower right) pencil, pen and brown and blue ink and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour 7 1/8 x 15 in. (18.1 x 38.1 cm.) Provenance With the Redfern Gallery, London, where … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Pass of Monte d’Oro, C0rsica

Edward Lear, The Pass of Monte d’Oro, Corsica. Signed with monogram (lower left) and inscribed ‘Snow peaks exact & sharp off cloud/ Foliage all Beech. on turf/ small stream in foreground (verso). Provenance Frances, Countess Waldegrave and her husband, Chichester … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Etna (1864)

Edward Lear, Etna. Inscribed Etna 5 June 1864, watercolour with pen and ink 4 x 11cm. [Drawn while getting back from Crete.] The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Dendera, with a View of the Nile (1867)

Edward Lear, Dendera, with a View of the Nile. Inscribed and dated ‘Dendera/9.15./16 Jany.1867′ (lower left); numbered ‘176’ (lower right); variously annotated throughout. Pen, ink and wash. 17 x 50.5cm (6 11/16 x 19 7/8in). Provenance Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 17 November 1988, … Continue reading

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat at 150 in St Leonards-on-Sea

2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussy-cat” and St Leonards-on-Sea devotes its A Town Explores a Book festival, 1-18 April 2021, to Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets, the book in which … Continue reading

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O frabjous day!

TED Ed has released a fun animated retelling of Lewis Carroll’s epic nonsense poem, Jabberwocky from his classic novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. Poem by Lewis Carroll, directed by Sjaak Rood. Dive into Lewis Carroll’s epic … Continue reading

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