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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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Edward Lear, Nice (1865)

Edward Lear, Nice, France. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil heightened with white; inscribed in ink lower right: Nice. / 2.= 3. P.M. / 8 January 1865 / (18) the 4ground olive section / brown dark – off … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cannes (1882)

Edward Lear, A view of Cannes Signed with monogram and dated ‘1882’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘Cannes’ (lower left). Watercolour and gum arabic. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in). Sold together with a letter from the artist. The present lot … Continue reading

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