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Edward Lear, Between Avlona and Kymi, Greece (1848)

Edward Lear, Between Avlona and Kymi [Cumi], Greece. Inscribed ‘between Avlona & Kumi./ near the roar of an unknown sea/ a new land. but I die.’ (lower left), and dated and numbered ’20. June. 1848 / (157.’ (lower right). Pencil, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Athens from Mount Lycabettus (1848)

Edward Lear, Athens from Mount Lycabettus. Inscribed and dated ‘Athens – fr. Mt. Lycabettus./ 12. June./ 1848′ (lower left), and numbered ’23’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink, blue and brown wash on paper watermarked ‘FRERES’. 10½ x 18½ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Ruined Tower, Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, A ruined tower, Thebes. Inscribed and dated ‘Thebes. July. 4. 1848/ a high wind & so cold I must go back for a coat’ (lower left), numbered ‘117’ (lower right), and extensively inscribed with colour notes throughout. Pencil, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens (1848)

Edward Lear, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens. Inscribed and dated ‘Athens / 8. 9th June. 1848′, numbered ’18’ (lower right), and extensively inscribed with artist’s notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour. 11 1/8 … Continue reading

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After Edward Lear, The Acropolis from the southwest

After Edward Lear, The Acropolis from the southwest, with the Temple of Athena Niké. Inscribed and dated ‘Athens. / 5. 6. 7. June / 1848’ (lower left), and inscribed and numbered ‘(6) / a copy, made June 1866; the original … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Thousands of Goats, near Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, Thousands of goats, near Thebes. Inscribed and dated ‘near Thiva. / 1848./ thousands of goats black’ (lower left), numbered ‘116’ (lower right), and inscribed with colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6 ¼ x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Temple of Nike Apteros, Athens (1848)

Edward Lear, The Temple of Nike Apteros, Athens. Inscribed and dated ‘Athens../ 5, 6 & 12 June / 1848/ “and it was windy weather”/ A. Tennyson’ (lower left), numbered ’13’ (lower right), and inscribed ‘earth – innumerable bits of marble/ … Continue reading

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