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Presentazione del libro Edward Lear: Visioni inedite della Costa di Amalfi

A post in Italian, once in a while. Se siete dalle parti di Amalfi non prdetevi la presentazione del libro sui dipinti di Edward Lear realizzati nella zona: organizzato dal Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfintana, saranno presenti il prof. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and the Classics

It is well know that Edward Lear did not have a formal education, a fact that he apparently did not consider a limitation as he thought that it had left him with a curiosity to know new things that lacked … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Thomas Rowlandson

Edward Lear’s picture stories are apparently “hinnocent” throwaway pieces, produced on the spur of the moment to entertain his friends or their children. In previous posts I have shown the sources for some of the stories on Irish subjects (here, … Continue reading

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Calendaria Botanica Ridiculoso

Among the many merits of Sara Lodge’s Inventing Edward Lear is the identification of Marie Duval as the author of a previously unattributed book, Calendaria Botanica Ridiculoso (first edition 1877). More on Duval. Lodge writes (p. 212): Lear’s ideas gave rise in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Plain below Mt Ithome (1849)

Edward Lear, Plain below Mt Ithome, 4p.m. 21 March 1849. Inscribed and dated in ink and pencil. 10.25 x 16.5in. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Roman Catholic Cemetery at Palaiopolis, Kaligoni Greece (1863)

Edward Lear, Roman Catholic Cemetery at Palaiopolis, Kaligoni Greece. Watercolour over traces of ink, inscribed and dated 23 April 1863 5.30pm, 13.5×23.5cm. Provenance The British Council, Fine Arts Department, catalogue no. 42 Sotheby’s 14th December 2017, lot 29, according to … 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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