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The Owl’s Song

Music video for Town of Cats‘s “The Owl’s Song,” by Morgan Twiston Davies. A celebration of Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussy-cat,” embracing nonsense and following life, love, and joy in all directions. The film was traditionally animated, and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Two Paintings of the Roman Campagna, 1842

Edward Lear, The Tomb of Cecilia Metella on the Via Appia, Rome. Edward Lear, The Tor di Schiavi on the Via Labicana, Rome. The former signed l.l.: 1842 / Ed Lear the latter signed l.r.:E.Lear.1842. A pair, both oil on canvas. Each … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Temple in India

Edward Lear, A Temple in India. Signed with the artist’s monogram lower left. Watercolor heightened with white over traces of pencil on paper. 6 1/8 by 10 1/8 in. 15.5 by 25.7 cm. Long a frequent traveller, Edward Lear’s last … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Philae (1867)

Edward Lear, Philae, Egypt. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil, on laid paper; inscribed lower left: Philae / 2pm / 30 Jany.1867, numbered lower right: (273) and further inscribed with colour notes. 280 by 530 mm. Provenance With Agnew’s, London, by … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Philae, Egypt (1867)

Edward Lear, Philae, Egypt. Pen and brown ink and watercolor over pencil; inscribed lower left: Philae / 8. AM. / Feby. [sic] 19. 1867 and further inscribed with artist’s notes . 87 by 251 mm. This drawing was created on the spot in the early morning … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Valley of the Kalama (1857)

Edward Lear, The Valley of the Kalama. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil on paper. Inscribed with the artist’s colour notes and dated: 5 April 6/7pm 1857. 14 by 23cm., 5 by 8½ in. Executed in 1857. Provenance Sotheby’s, London, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Zante

Edward Lear, Zante. signed with artist’s monogram (lower left). Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour on paper. 11.5 by 18.5cm., 4½ by 7in. Executed circa 1863. Provenance Agnews, London, until 1990 Zante is situated eight miles south of Cephalonia and is … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Edfu, Egypt (1854)

Edward Lear, View of Edfu, Egypt.Pen and brown ink and watercolour over traces of pencil; inscribed lower left: Edfoo.26. Janr.1854 .9 ½ .A.M. 132, and further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes. 68 by 152 mm. Lear drew this watercolour on … Continue reading

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Late Summer Reading

Uglow, Jenny. “The Quangle Wangle’s Hat: Edward Lear in the Villa Emily, San Remo.” Lives of Houses. Eds. Kennedy, Kate and Hermione Lee. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2020. 95-108. Swaab, Peter. “Edward Lear’s Travels in Nonsense and Europe.” … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Bingemma Valley, Malta

Edward Lear, The Bingemma Valley, Malta. Watercolour heightened with bodycolour; signed with the artist’s monogram lower left. 102 by 202 mm. Provenance With The Fine Art Society, 1988 Exhibited London, The Fine Art Society, A Centenary Exhibition, 1988 In this watercolour Edward … Continue reading

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