Category Archives: Edward Lear

Edward Lear, Landscape near Tivoli (1840)

Edward Lear, Landscape near Tivoli (Lunghezza). Pencil, inscribed and dated 8th of May 1840, 8.5″ x 16″, Provenance: Agnew’s Exhibition and Abbot and Holder. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Bab el Kalabshe on the Nile (1871)

Edward Lear, Bab el Kalabshe on the Nile. Signed with initials lower left; inscribed Bab el Kalabshe on the Nile on the overlap; inscribed, signed and dated Bab el Kalabshe. on the Nile / Edward Lear / 1871 on a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Gorge at Suk Wady Barada, Lebanon (1858)

Edward Lear, The Gorge at Suk Wady Barada, Lebanon. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil, on grey paper; inscribed, lower right: Suk Wady Barada / 25 May 1858 / (215), and further inscribed with colour notes. 365 by 525 … Continue reading

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Legend of the Large Mouth

Food is one of the recurrent themes of Victorian Nonsense and Edward Lear certainly used it quite a lot; some of his limericks present gluttony as rather scary, for instance ther “Old Man of Calcutta”: The “Old man of the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Wastwater, Lake District, England (1837)

Edward Lear, Wastwater, Lake District, England. Watercolour over pencil; signed and dated lower right: E Lear del 1837, inscribed lower left: Wastwater. 172 by 253 mm. Provenance With Manning Galleries, London, by 1970. Sotheby’s.

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Edward Lear and the Barrel-Orgon

I found this among my photographs, and the quality is really very bad. I don’t remember where I got it or how to date it except that it was drawn in a period when Lear was staying at 15, Stratford … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Valdoniello, Corsica

Edward Lear, Valdoniello, corsica. Signed with monogram (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper. 4 ¾ x 7 ¼ in. (12 x 18.5 cm.) Provenance with The Fine Art Society, London, April 1963. with Abbott & Holder, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Castel San Niceto, Calabria

Edward Lear, Castel San Niceto, Calabria. Signed with monogram (lower right) and inscribed ‘Castel San Nocito’ [sic] (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour on paper. 4 ¾ x 7 ¼ in. (12 x 18.5 cm.) Provenance with The … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Rebus Letter

I am not entirely convinced by the solution proposed by the auctioneer is correct, also see Mary Beard’s article from her TLS blog. Edward Lear, The Rebus Letter: I would be a great arse in writing should I not attempt … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Foliage

Edward Lear, Foliage. Watercolour with pencil. 2 ¾ x 6 ¾ inches. ‘Chris Beetles Summer Show’, 2021, No 26.

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