Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Music from Edward Lear’s Works

I have started revising the page on Recording of Edward Lear Poems inserting links to the pieces available on Tidal and/or Spotify (of course they may be available on other services too). Here is a just-published CD which includes the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pietra Secca (1844)

Edward Lear, Pietra Secca (erroneously titled “Pietra Sella” in the auction page). Signed and dated ‘E Lear 1844’ l.r. and inscribed with title l.l., pencil and charcoal  heightened with white 17 x 12cm Provenance: The Estate of Sir Jack and … Continue reading

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Symposium: Edward Lear in the Round Now Online (timing)

If, like me, you only managed to see part of the symposium on Edward Lear in the Round and are a bit overwhelmed by its six and a half hours,maybe you will find my timing breakup of the schedule useful. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Black Mountain, Cephalonia (1863)

Edward Lear, The Black Mountain, Cephalonia Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Black Mountain/16 May 1863/6.30a.m. 168’ l.r., pen and ink and watercolour 32 x 48cm. invaluable. Also see: 1, 2.

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Edward Lear Symposium at Ikon Gallery

It has now been confirmed that the symposium will be streamed on YouTube. The link is already active and displays a countdown to the start of  the stream. You now have no excuse to miss it, even if you are … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: Moment to Moment Exhibition and Symposiom

Just a quick reminder that the exhibition Edward Lear: Moment to Moment, at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham will be opening next Saturday, 9 October. In addition, on Monday, 12 September, there will be a symposium: Edward Lear in the … Continue reading

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Thurber on Lear’s Influence on his Work

THURBER MUSES ON HIS INFLUENCES. THURBER, JAMES. 1894-1961. Typed Letter Signed (“James Thurber”), to Angus Davidson who is preparing a biography on Edward Lear, 2 pp, 4to, n.p., July 7, 1937, toning to both leaves, both leaves laid down to … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, Thebes. Inscribed and dated ‘Thebes.July 4.1848’ (lower left), inscribed and dated ‘Thebes/4 July 1848’ (lower right), variously annotated throughout. Pen and ink and watercolour heightened with white. 23.5 x 43cm (9 1/4 x 16 15/16in). Provenance With Spink … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Santa Maura (1863)

Edward Lear, Santa Maura. Inscribed and dated ‘Santa. Maura./Βασιλικῆ/19. April.1863’ (lower right), variously annotated throughout, with collector’s stamp (upper right). Pen and ink and watercolour heightened with white. 36 x 52.5cm (14 3/16 x 20 11/16in). Provenance With P & … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania (1857)

Edward Lear, Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania. Inscribed and dated ‘Nemertska from Kouzza/15 April 1857’ (lower left), variously annotated throughout. Pen, ink and watercolour. 32.5 x 52cm (12 13/16 x 20 1/2in). Provenance Lady Shaw. Thence by descent. Anon. sale, Bonhams, … Continue reading

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