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Edward Lear, La Piana, Corsica (1868)

Edward Lear, La Piana, Corsica. Ink and watercolour. Titled and dated 11 May 1868 5am-6am lower left, numbered 185 lower right and variously annotated. 35 x 53cm (13¾ x 20¾ in.) Provenance Pawsey and Payne Ltd., London Edward Lear travelled to Corsica in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Grosseto, Corsica (1868)

Edward Lear, Grosseto, Corsica. Ink and watercolour. Titled and dated 3 May 1868 5:30am lower left, numbered 165 lower right and variously annotated. 33.5 x 51cm (13 x 20 in.) Provenance Pawsey & Payne Ltd., London Edward Lear travelled to Corsica … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Auribeau (1868)

Edward Lear, Auribeau. Signed with monogram l.r., inscribed ‘Abribeau’ and dated ‘1868’ l.l. watercolour 33 x 51.5 cm. (13 x 20 1/4 in.) Lear was in Cannes until April of 1868. From there he could make expeditions into the hills; he … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Near Sarténé, Corsica (1868)

Edward Lear, Near Sarténé, Corsica. Signed with monogram (lower left) and inscribed and dated ‘near Sateréné [sic] 5 1/2 PM. April 18./ 1868.’ (lower right). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with scratching out. 6 7/8 x 16 ½ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Esterelles, from near Antibes, France (1876)

Edward Lear, The Esterelles, from near Antibes, France. Signed with monogram and dated ‘1876’ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘The Esterelles/ from near Antibes./ Feby. 1865’ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour. 10 3/8 x 16 in. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Villefranche, Côte d’Azure (1865)

Edward Lear, Villefranche, Côte d’Azure, France. Inscribed and dated ‘Villefranche,/ 9-10 AM./ 5. Feby. 1865.’ and numbered ‘(49)’ (lower right) and further numbered ‘110’ (verso) and extensively inscribed with the artist’s notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor. 15 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A View of Corte, Corsica (1868)

Edward Lear, A View of Corte, Corsica from the Road Leading to Bastia, May 19th-21st 1868. Pencil, pen and ink with grey and brown washes on paper; signed with monogram “EL” lower left. 4.875 x 7.75 in — 12.1 x 19.7 … Continue reading

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Ronald Searle’s Edward Lear Medal

Ronald Searle‘s  medal of Edward Lear [Père du non-sens], modelled in 1975 and issued by the Monnaie de Paris. More here.

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Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains (1865)

Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains, France. Watercolor with pen and brown ink over traces of pencil; inscribed lower left: Cannes. 8 April 8am 1865, extensively inscribed with color notes. 355 by 555 mm; 13 7/8  by 21 7/8  in. Lear drew … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Villefranche

Edward Lear, View of Villefranche, Côte d’Azure, France. Signed with monogram (lower right). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with gum arabic. 4 5/8 x 7 ¼ in. (11.7 x 18.4 cm.) Lear spent the winter of 1864-5 in the South … Continue reading

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