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Edward Lear and the Barrel-Orgon

I found this among my photographs, and the quality is really very bad. I don’t remember where I got it or how to date it except that it was drawn in a period when Lear was staying at 15, Stratford … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Valdoniello, Corsica

Edward Lear, Valdoniello, corsica. Signed with monogram (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper. 4 ¾ x 7 ¼ in. (12 x 18.5 cm.) Provenance with The Fine Art Society, London, April 1963. with Abbott & Holder, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Castel San Niceto, Calabria

Edward Lear, Castel San Niceto, Calabria. Signed with monogram (lower right) and inscribed ‘Castel San Nocito’ [sic] (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour on paper. 4 ¾ x 7 ¼ in. (12 x 18.5 cm.) Provenance with The … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Rebus Letter

I am not entirely convinced by the solution proposed by the auctioneer is correct, also see Mary Beard’s article from her TLS blog. Edward Lear, The Rebus Letter: I would be a great arse in writing should I not attempt … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Foliage

Edward Lear, Foliage. Watercolour with pencil. 2 ¾ x 6 ¾ inches. ‘Chris Beetles Summer Show’, 2021, No 26.

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Two Paintings of the Campagna by Edward Lear

Edward Lear, The Campagna di Roma taken from Cervara. Signed with monogram (lower left); signed, inscribed and dated ‘The Campagna di Roma taken from… of Cervara,/looking East to the Sabine Hills/Painted from drawings made on the spot in 1859, 1860; … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Colonus (1849)

Edward Lear, Colonus. Signed, inscribed with title and dated ‘April 8/49’. Pen ink and watercolour on tinted paper. 8 ¾ x 13 ½ inches. Colonus (or Kolonos) was once an aristocratic municipality of ancient Attica, and is now a working-class … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Ferns

Edward Lear, Ferns. Watercolour with oil and pencil. 5 x 7 ¾ inches. ‘Chris Beetles Summer Show’, 2021, No 24.

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Edward Lear, Camels Resting near Suez (1849)

Edward Lear, Camels Resting near Suez. Inscribed ‘204’, ‘near Suez’, ‘1. Woolly – fawn colour’ and ‘2. Dowager – pale cream’, and dated ‘Feby 5 1849. 3-4 pm’. Pen and ink. 4 x 10 inches. Provenance Andrew McIntosh Patrick; Luke … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Corpo di Cava & Vietri sul mare (1838)

We missed these nice pictures, early experiments in oil on paper by Lear, when preparing the Amalfi catalogue. Edward Lear, Corpo di Cava. Inscribed ‘Corpo di Cava’ and dated ’25 July 1838′. Pencil drawing of mother and child on reverse. … Continue reading

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