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Edward Lear, Parnassus (1856)

Edward Lear, Parnassus, Greece. Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Parnassus/ Edward Lear del./ 1856.’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white on duck-egg blue paper. 12 ½ x 20 in. (31.8 x 50.8 cm.) Provenance Charles … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Kythira (1863)

Edward Lear, The Island of Cerigo (Kythira), Greece. Inscribed and dated ’23 May 1.10-1.45pm 1863′ and numbered ‘198’, pen, ink and watercolour with annotations, 32 x 48.5cm. With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Stavronikita, Mount Athos (1856)

Of the picture below, Stephen Duckworth, who kindly informed me of this sale of several Lear paintings, writes: This fine view of Stavroniketes monastery on the Mount Athos peninsula was drawn by Lear early on his journey round the twenty … 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 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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Edward Lear, Akhridha (1848)

Edward Lear, Akhridha. Inscribed and dated ‘Akhridha/Sept.23./1848’ (lower left); numbered ‘(53)’ (lower right); variously annotated throughout. Pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with white. 27.3 x 43.8cm (10 3/4 x 17 1/4in). Provenance Gilbert Davis Collection. Private collection, UK. Exhibited London, The Fine Art Society, Edward … Continue reading

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