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Edward Lear, The River Nile at Abou Seir, the Second Cataract (1867)

Edward Lear, The River Nile at Abou Seir, the Second Cataract, Egypt. Pen and brown and grey ink with watercolour over pencil, heightened with white on buff-coloured paper; inscribed in ink and in pencil, lower left: Abou Seir / 2d Cataract / … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Gebel Serbal (1849)

Edward Lear, Gebel Serbal, Egypt. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil; inscribed, lower right: Gebel Serbal / 30 Jany.1849 / 1 P.M., numbered, lower left: 179., and further inscribed with colour notes.  130 by 225 mm. Provenance Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 16 July 1987, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nubians at the First Cataract on the Nile at Philae (1867)

Edward Lear, Nubians at the First Cataract on the Nile at Philae, Egypt. Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil; inscribed in ink and pencil, lower left: Cataract 1st / 11. A.M. / Jany 30. 1867, further inscribed, lower centre: Nubians mostly white, some … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Assiut on the Nile

Edward Lear, Assiut on the Nile, Egypt. Pen and brown ink and watercolour; inscribed with artist’s colour notes, unframed. 138 by 312 mm. Provenance Sale, London, Bonham’s, 8 June 2004, lot 58; with James Mackinnon. Having initially travelled to Egypt in 1849, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Dendera, with a View of the Nile (1867)

Edward Lear, Dendera, with a View of the Nile. Inscribed and dated ‘Dendera/9.15./16 Jany.1867′ (lower left); numbered ‘176’ (lower right); variously annotated throughout. Pen, ink and wash. 17 x 50.5cm (6 11/16 x 19 7/8in). Provenance Anon. sale, Sotheby’s, London, 17 November 1988, … 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, 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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Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile near Deir El Kadige

Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile near Deir El Kadige. Signed with monogram (lower right); stamped with the collector stamp of Earl Spencer (lower left). Watercolour, 9.7 x 20cm (3 13/16 x 7 7/8in). Provenance Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer Collection, UK (Frits … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile

Edward Lear, Boats on the Nile. Signed with monogram (lower left); stamped with the collector stamp of Earl Spencer (lower right). Watercolour, 9.7 x 20cm (3 13/16 x 7 7/8in). Provenance Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer Collection, UK (Frits Lugt L.2341a). Max Harari … Continue reading

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