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Edward Lear, The Black Mountain, Cephalonia (1863)

Edward Lear, The Black Mountain, Cephalonia Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Black Mountain/16 May 1863/6.30a.m. 168’ l.r., pen and ink and watercolour 32 x 48cm. invaluable. Also see: 1, 2.

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Edward Lear, Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, Thebes. Inscribed and dated ‘Thebes.July 4.1848’ (lower left), inscribed and dated ‘Thebes/4 July 1848’ (lower right), variously annotated throughout. Pen and ink and watercolour heightened with white. 23.5 x 43cm (9 1/4 x 16 15/16in). Provenance With Spink … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Santa Maura (1863)

Edward Lear, Santa Maura. Inscribed and dated ‘Santa. Maura./Βασιλικῆ/19. April.1863’ (lower right), variously annotated throughout, with collector’s stamp (upper right). Pen and ink and watercolour heightened with white. 36 x 52.5cm (14 3/16 x 20 11/16in). Provenance With P & … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Taygetus near Mistra (1849)

Edward Lear, Μελάνι και μολύβι σε χαρτί, 157 x 233 mm. Τόπος και χρόνος κάτω αριστερά και κάτω δεξιά: «Taÿgetus / 22 March 1849 / 4 P.M. / (near Mistra?)», αριθμοί κάτω δεξιά: «(62)», «62» και «72». Σε κορνίζα. [Ink … Continue reading

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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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