Edward Lear, On the Nile (1867)

Edward Lear, On the Nile.
Inscribed and dated ‘4.40.Jany.5.1867/opposite Benihassan. looking south.’ (lower left), numbered ‘(79)’ (lower right). Pen, brown ink, watercolour and pencil. 8 x 26.5cm (3 1/8 x 10 7/16in).

Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Villefranche, Côte d’Azure (1865)

Edward Lear, Villefranche, Côte d’Azure, France.
Inscribed and dated ‘Villefranche,/ 9-10 AM./ 5. Feby. 1865.’ and numbered ‘(49)’ (lower right) and further numbered ‘110’ (verso) and extensively inscribed with the artist’s notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor. 15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.7 cm).

Provenance
with The Fine Art Society, London, September 1938.

Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Premeti, Albania (1857)

Edward Lear, Premeti, Albania.
Inscribed ‘Premeti’ (in Greek) and dated ’17. April. 1857.’ (lower left) and extensively inscribed with color notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor. 11 7/8 x 20 ½ in. (30.5 x 51 cm).

Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta (1866)

Edward Lear, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta.
Inscribed and dated ‘St. Paul’s Bay. Malta. 24 March 1866.’ (lower center) and numbered ‘(240)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with extensive color notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor, heightened with white. 4 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (11.8 x 35.2 cm).

[This does not appear in Varriano’s Edward Lear in Malta catalogue.]

Christie’s.

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Update to Lear’s Works in Public Collections

Stephen Duckworth and Rowena Fowler’s very useful list of works by Edward Lear in public collections all over the world is now available in an updated version. I have also added a link to the searchable pdf file in the “Edward Lear” menu on the right.

Edward Lear, View of Sermoneta, 3 February 1840.

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Edward Lear, Jericho (1865)

Edward Lear, Jericho.
Signed with monogram ‘EL’ and inscribed and dated ‘JCS/1865’ (lower right). Graphite, watercolor and bodycolor. 6 7/8 x 9 in. (17.6 x 24.8 cm).

Provenance
Catherine Symonds, a gift from the artist and by descent to
Dame Janet Vaughan.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 13 November 1980, lot 175.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 14 July 1998, lot 94.

Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Via Nomentana (1848)

Edward Lear, Via Nomentana.
Landscape with solitary tower. Inscribed ‘pale blue’ (upper right), indistinctly inscribed and dated ‘—/—.24.1848’ (lower right). Pencil. 15.5 x 35.5cm (6 1/8 x 14in).

[Date is March.24.1848. I read “Via Nomentana” in the Roman Campagna. Francesco De Luca confirms that this is a place called “la sedia del Diavolo” (Devil’s Seat) along via Nomentana.]

Bonhams.

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