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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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Edward Lear, The Valley of the Kalama (1857)

Edward Lear, The Valley of the Kalama. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil on paper. Inscribed with the artist’s colour notes and dated: 5 April 6/7pm 1857. 14 by 23cm., 5 by 8½ in. Executed in 1857. Provenance Sotheby’s, London, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Zante

Edward Lear, Zante. signed with artist’s monogram (lower left). Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour on paper. 11.5 by 18.5cm., 4½ by 7in. Executed circa 1863. Provenance Agnews, London, until 1990 Zante is situated eight miles south of Cephalonia and is … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Phyle

Edward Lear, Phyle, Attica, Greece. Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gum arabic; signed with the artist’s monogram lower left. 165 by 260 mm; 6 1/2 by 10 1/2 in. Provenance Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Lord Houghton (1808-1885); by descent to the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Delphi

Edward Lear, Delphi. Signed with monogram l.l. Watercolour. 12 by 19cm., 4¾ by 7½in. Literature Crewe House, London, Inventory, Vol. 2, 1913, p.56, in Lord Crewe’s Study; An Inventory […] of Pictures at West Horsley Place, Surrey, The property of … Continue reading

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