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Edward Lear, Kandy (1874)

Edward Lear, Kandy. Dec 2. 1894 [but actually 1874], 7.45AM,:- pencil, watercolour, pen and brown ink drawing inscribed as titled, further annotated, ‘bamboo’, ‘green for misty’, ‘cabbidge palm’, ’12ft high’ …. 16 x 34.5cm. Provenance With Thos. Agnew & Sons … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Garf Hoseyn (1867)

Edward Lear, Garf Hoseyn. Inscribed Garf Hoseyn/ 2.15. PM. 1867./ Feby.15.1867 in ink (over a similar inscription in pencil), numbered (483) lower right, with artist’s colour notes, pen and brown ink with coloured washes, heightened with white. 30.5 x 53cm. … Continue reading

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Three New Pieces of Nonsense by Edward Lear

The latest TLS (no. 6169 of 25 June 2021) contains three new Nonsense compositions by Edward Lear, found by Amy Wilcockson and Edmund Downey among the papers in the Charnwood Autograph Collection, British Library Add MS 70949, f. 239, f. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Corfu

Edward Lear, Corfu. inscribed ‘Corfu’ (lower left). Watercolour on paper. 12 x 20.5cm (4 3/4 x 8 1/16in) Provenance The Parker Gallery, London. Acquired from the above gallery by the present owner, c. 1971-75. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear in Transit (a lecture by Matt Bevis)

Matthew Bevis will be giving an online lecture on “Edward Lear in Transit” tomorrow, 12 May 2021: This talk considers two questions: What—if anything—do Lear’s paintings and poems see in one another? And what sense (or nonsense) can be made … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Civita Castellana (1843)

Edward Lear, Civita Castellana, 1843. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Titled and dated (lower left). 8 ½ x 13 ½ inches. Provenance Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, 1983 Property from … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Temple of Agrigento

Edward Lear, Temple of Agrigento. Signed and indistinctly dated ‘Edwd Lear. May 28, 184…’ (lower center); inscribed ‘Agrigento’ (lower right). Oil over pencil on paper, laid on canvas. 131⁄8 x 20 in. (33.3 x 50.8 cm.) Provenance with Thomas Agnew … Continue reading

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Harriott Lear’s Death Certificate

Jo Fitz-Henry kindly sent me Harriott Lear’s death registration from the Scotland’s People website. She died of “chronic bronchitis” at Cherry Bank, Perth, on 16 July 1859 and was buried in Wellshill Cemetery in Perth. No members of the family … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cefalu (1847)

Edward Lear, Cefalu. Ink and pencil on buff paper. ‘Cefalu’ inscribed and dated 8th July 1847 and numbered 226, Spink & Son Ltd label verso. 8 x 12.75in. Gorringes.

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New Publications on Edward Lear (and more)

It’s been a long time since I updated the bibliographies, so here are quite a lot of items. Essays on Edward Lear: Walchester, Kathryn. “Non vedete. È una rivoluzione: Edward Lear Landscape Painter and Italy.” Journal of Tourism Consumption and … Continue reading

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