Edward Lear, Two Views of Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, Two views of Thebes.
The frst inscribed and dated ‘Thebes & Cithaeron / 3. July. 1848 / (115)’ (lower right), and inscribed with artist’s notes throughout; the second inscribed and dated ‘Thebes / Thiva. / July 4. 1848. (118)’ (lower right), and inscribed with artist’s notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6⅞ x 20 in. (17.5 x 50.8 cm.); 6⅝ x 20 in. (16.8 x 50.8 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

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Edward Lear, Zeitum (Lamia), Greece (1848)

Edward Lear, Zeitum (Lamia), Greece.
Inscribed and dated ‘Zeitum/ Lamia./ 30. June. 1848.’ (lower left), and further inscribed, dated and numbered ‘(99) / Zeitum. 30. June. 1848’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink, blue and ochre wash. 6⅛ x 10½ in. (15.6 x 26.7 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

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Edward Lear, Soldiers outside a Building, Ypati (1848)

Edward Lear, Soldiers outside a building, Ypati.
Inscribed and dated ’29. June. 1848/ Patradgik../ (96)’ (lower right), and further inscribed ’25/ above’ (verso). Pencil pen and brown ink and watercolour. 10¼ x 7 in. (26 x 17.8 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

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Edward Lear, The Gulf of Brolo from near Kokkinomilia (1848)

Edward Lear, The Gulf of Brolo from near Kokkinomilia.
Inscribed and dated ‘Gulf of Brolo. / from near Kokinomelia. [sic] / 25. June. 1848’ (lower right), numbered ‘(82)’ (lower left), and extensively inscribed with artists notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with touches of white. 13⅞ x 21 in. (35.3 x 53.3 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

Exhibited
London, Fine Art Society, Edward Lear, A Centenary Exhibition, June 1988, no number.

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Edward Lear, Near Achmèt Agà, Greece (1848)

Edward Lear, Near Achmèt Agà, Greece.
Inscribed and dated ’23. June. 1848 / near Achmèt Agà.’ (lower left), numbered ’71’ (lower right) and further inscribed ’17 in the middle’ (verso). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on buf paper. 6⅝ x 10¼ in. (16.8 x 26 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

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Edward Lear, Between Avlona and Kymi, Greece (1848)

Edward Lear, Between Avlona and Kymi [Cumi], Greece.
Inscribed ‘between Avlona & Kumi./ near the roar of an unknown sea/ a new land. but I die.’ (lower left), and dated and numbered ’20. June. 1848 / (157.’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6½ x 10 in. (16.5 x 25.4 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

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Edward Lear, Athens from Mount Lycabettus (1848)

Edward Lear, Athens from Mount Lycabettus.
Inscribed and dated ‘Athens – fr. Mt. Lycabettus./ 12. June./ 1848′ (lower left),
and numbered ’23’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink, blue and brown wash on paper watermarked ‘FRERES’. 10½ x 18½ in. (26.7 x 47 cm.)

Provenance
Charles Church, a gift from the artist, and by descent to the present owners.

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