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Edward Lear, Honister from near Buttermere (1836)

Edward Lear, Honister from near Buttermere. Inscribed and dated ’27 Sept 1836′ pencil and black chalk on blue paper. 17.8 x 26 cm. (7 x 10 1/4 in.) Provenance With Spink, London. Lear’s visit to Cumbria in 1836 was one … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Hackwood Park, Hampshire (1865)

Edward Lear, Hackwood Park, Hampshire. Signed Edward Lear del. lower right;  inscribed and dated Hackwood. July 9 1865 lower left. Pen and brown ink. 18.7 by 36.4cm. 7 by 15½in. Framed: 21.5 by 39cm., 8¾ by 15½in. Provenance Probably Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury (1800–1873) … Continue reading

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Edward Lear (?), Seaford (1841)

Edward Lear, Seaford Looking towards Newhaven. Pencil, ink and watercolour. Seaford, looking towards Newhaven. Inscribed ’18 Sep/41′ 7.25 x 11.75in. I have some doubts about the authenticisty of this one, the handwriting on the picture does not look like his, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Honister Crag, Lake District (1836)

Edward Lear, Honister Crag, Lake District. Signed and inscribed ‘E./ Honister. Cu’ (lower right). Pencil heightened with white on grey paper. 4 ¼ x 6 7/8 in. (10.8 x 17.5 cm.), corners cut. Literature C. Nugent, Edward Lear The Landscape Artist: … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Frederic Church

Commenting on Edward Lear’s impressive painting of Beachy Head, in her recent Inventing Edward Lear, Sara Lodge writes, among much more: In Beachy Head, Lear directly recalls the dramatic composition of [Frederic] Church’s The Icebergs in a way that is … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nave of Arundel Church

“Nave of Arundel Church,” from M.A. Tierney, The History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel: Including the Biography of Its Earls, from the Conquest to the Present Time. London: G. And W. Nicol, 1834. Volume 2, facing p. … Continue reading

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