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Edward Lear, “The little dog laughed to see such sport.” Pen and brown ink on laid paper watermarked with Britannia. 16.2 by 20.3 cm., 6 1/4 by 8 in. Provenance With Gooden and Fox, London (pre-1973); Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) Lear … Continue reading
Edward Lear, Tor Saint Eusebio. Titled and dated 13th February 1845. Pen, ink and watercolour on buff paper. 11.5 x 39.5cm; 4½ x 15½in. The Saleroom. There are two more pictures of the same subject with the same date at Houghton: 1, 2.
Edward Lear, Adam’s Peak, Columbo, Ceylon. Inscribed 23 Nov 8:30 am lower left and further inscribed with artists colour notes. Pencil and wash. 5 x 22.2 cm (2 x 8 3/4 inches). Provenance Christopher Fry and thence by descent. The Saleroom.
Desert landscape with ruin. Signed and dated 1846. Pencil heightened with white on buff paper. 12.5 x 23cm; 5 x 9in. The Saleroom.
Edward Lear, Lake Nemi. Inscribed with artist’s colour notes in pencil. Pencil on buff paper. 23.5 x 40.5 cm (9 1/4 x 16 inches). Provenance With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, Old Bond Street; Christopher Fry and thence by descent. The Saleroom. Lear … Continue reading
Edward Lear, Abetone. Inscribed Abetone/ 19. August/ 1883 3.15pm in pencil and in ink. Watercolour with pen and ink 9.2 x 16.5cm. Abetone lies 80km north west of Florence, in Tuscany. UKAuctioneers.com.
If you have $15,000-20,000 you do not know how to spend, you might want to buy the FIRST VOLUME only of Edward lear’s original 1846 Book of Nonsense: If you can’t afford it, at least watch this extremely interesting lecture by … Continue reading
Edward Lear, Monte Generoso. Pen and brown ink, inscribed and dated 1879, 25cm x 52cm. Illustrated. The Saleroom. With thanks to Stephen Duckworth.
Edward Lear, Venice. Pen, ink and watercolour, inscribed “Venice Nov 11 4 pm 1865 (8)”, also with colour annotations throughout 12 x 34cms. The Saleroom.
Edward Lear, Girgeh on the Nile. October 1857 (not 1859 as in the auction post, not sure on the day either) Sold with: Edward Lear, Figures in a Mountain Landscape. 4 June 1852. The Saleroom.