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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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Edward Lear and Mount Athos

Stephen Duckworth, who kindly keeps me informed of auction sales of Edward Lear paintings, and whose article on “Edward Lear’s Cretan Drawings” is now available for download, together with the full issue of The New Griffon 12 (2011, also see the … Continue reading

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Inventing Edward Lear

It is not easy to review Sara Lodge’s Inventing Edward Lear (amazon.co.uk, amazon.com); it presents such a wealth of details that it is impossible to do it justice. In this scholarly study, Lodge proposes interpretations of almost all Lear’s classic … Continue reading

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Concert of Edward Lear’s Words and Music

The Words and Music of Edward Lear David Owen Norris, Piano and Mark Wilde, Tenor The Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road Saturday 9th March at 3:15pm We are all familiar with Edward Lear’s nonsense poems but he was also … Continue reading

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