Category Archives: Edward Lear

Edward Lear, Philae (1854)

Edward Lear, Philae, Egypt. Inscribed and dated ‘Philae. Jany 31. Feby. 4./ 1854.’ and numbered ‘156’ (lower right),  and extensively inscribed with colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 12 1⁄4 x 19 1⁄2 in. (31.1 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Castel Lagopesole (1847)

Edward Lear, Castel Lagopesole, Southern Italy. Pen and brown ink and watercolour; signed lower right: Edward Lear. del. / 30. Sept. 1847, inscribed lower left: Castello do Lago Pesole. 165 by 282 mm. This finely preserved work was executed on the 30 September … Continue reading

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A Set of Edward Lear Drawings for Lizars

The following are on sale on eBay: they are attributed to Edward Lear and were made for publication in William Jardine’s “Naturalist’s Library” printed by William Home Lizars. The ones representing birds are remarkably similar to Lear’s early imaginary birds (also). … Continue reading

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A very early Edward Lear Drawing

The date 1822 seems too early for Edward Lear, who was born in 1812, though the signature looks like his (in later years). This in any case is a photograph on sale on eBay and not the original.

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Edward Lear, Taygetus near Mistra (1849)

Edward Lear, Μελάνι και μολύβι σε χαρτί, 157 x 233 mm. Τόπος και χρόνος κάτω αριστερά και κάτω δεξιά: «Taÿgetus / 22 March 1849 / 4 P.M. / (near Mistra?)», αριθμοί κάτω δεξιά: «(62)», «62» και «72». Σε κορνίζα. [Ink … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Study of a King Vulture (1832)

Edward Lear, Study of a King Vulture. Signed lower left: “E Lear del.”, dated lower right: “Aril 1832”, and inscribed lower center: “Sarcoramphus papa (Linn. )/ Drawn from life at the/Surrey Zoological Gardens” Watercolor over pencil heightened with bodycolor and gum … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Han Valiarè (1857)

Edward Lear, Han Valiarè. Title and signature lower right: Ruins of Han Valiere / April 1, 1857. 12,5 x 19,5 cm. Watercolour on paper. At the Han of Valiare, between Gardiki and Ioannina, 600 people from Gardiki were slaughtered on … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Lugano (1837)

Edward Lear, Lugano. Inscribed and dated ‘Lugano. 19th. Octobr / 1837.’ (centre left). Pencil heightened with white on buff paper. 9 3⁄8 x 14 1⁄4 in. (23.8 x 36.2 cm.) Provenance Acquired from Thos Agnew & Sons, London, February 1980. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Wheelchair (ca 1835)

Edward Lear, The Wheelchair. Pencil. c.1835. For a similar drawing see the sheet made on Lear’s 1836 Lake District tour (inscribed “Umbrellafera”) in the Houghton Library, Harvard University. 3.25×4.75 inches. Framed: 7×8.5 inches. Abbott and Holder. No. 81.

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Edward Lear, English Rural Landscape (1849)

Edward Lear, English Rural Landscape with Sheep Grazing beside a Tree. Monogrammed and dated “Nov 12 1849” lower right, watercolour, 22cm x 31cm. Provenance Franklin Lushington (1823-1901) and thence by descent. The Saleroom.

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