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Edward Lear, Black Mountain, Cephalonia

Edward Lear, Black Mountain, Cephalonia. Watercolor on wove paper, circa 1863. 260×360 mm; 10 1/4×14 1/4 inches. Initialed and titled in pencil, lower right recto, and annotated “4” in pencil, upper left recto. Provenance Private collection, Massachusetts. invaluable.

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Edward Lear, Mount Delphi (1849)

Edward Lear, Mount Delphi. Signed and dated with multiple inscriptions: (bottom left) “Sunset 5. / 20. am. Mount Delphi from Livadia –  & Copias (an important former lake, drained in the late 19th century; it features in other Lear drawings, not ACOFUIS) April … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Hephaistion (1848)

Edward Lear, Hephaistion (incorrectly described as “The Acropolis” in the Auction web page). With seated figures in the foreground. On paper. Signed and dated. Inscribed: “Athens / June 10th 1848”. (reverse) Thomas Agnew & Sons label: “no 36717”; “no 75 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of the Acropolis and the temple of Hephaistos, Athens (1848)

Edward Lear, View of the Acropolis and the temple of Hephaistos, Athens. Pen and brown ink and watercolor over pencil, heightened with white; inscribed lower right: Athens – from the West / June 5-6-7- 1848 / 5; further inscribed with extensive … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Colonus (1849)

Edward Lear, Colonus. Signed, inscribed with title and dated ‘April 8/49’. Pen ink and watercolour on tinted paper. 8 ¾ x 13 ½ inches. Colonus (or Kolonos) was once an aristocratic municipality of ancient Attica, and is now a working-class … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Argostoli and the Black Mountain, Cephalonia (1863)

Edward Lear, Argostoli and the Black Mountain, Cephalonia. Inscribed, numbered and dated ‘Argostoli [in Greek]. (129)/May 5. 1863.’ (lower right) and extensively inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 12 7/8 x 19 ¾ in. (32.8 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Monastery of St Nilus, Mount Athos (1856)

Edward Lear, The Monastery of St Nilus, Mount Athos. Inscribed in Greek ‘Ayios Nilos’ and inscribed and dated ‘Athos./ 7.Sept.1856.’ (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 14 x 20 ¾ in. … 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, 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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Edward Lear, Mount Parnes from Varnava, Greece (1868)

Edward Lear, Mount Parnes from Varnava, Greece Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Mt. Parnes, from Varnava./ 16. June. 1868/ (39.)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour 10 ¼ x … Continue reading

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