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Edward Lear, Hey, Diddle, Diddle (a New Version)

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

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Edward Lear, Tor Sant’Eusebio (1845)

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.

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Edward Lear, Adam’s Peak.

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.

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Edward Lear, Landscape with Ruin (1846)

Desert landscape with ruin. Signed and dated 1846. Pencil heightened with white on buff paper. 12.5 x 23cm; 5 x 9in. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Lake Nemi

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

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Edward Lear, Abetone (1883)

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.

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A Lecture and an Auction

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

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Edward Lear, Monte Generoso (1879)

Edward Lear, Monte Generoso. Pen and brown ink, inscribed and dated 1879, 25cm x 52cm. Illustrated. The Saleroom. With thanks to Stephen Duckworth.

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Edward Lear, Venice (1865)

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.

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Edward Lear, Girgeh on the Nile (1857)

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.

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