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Learite Bookplate

André Raffalovich’s bookplate by Austin Osman Spare. From the following auction: Private Press, Illustrated Books and Modern First Editions – Wednesday 30th January 2019 Beardsley (Aubrey) A Book of Fifty Drawings, with an Iconography by Aymer Vallance, [one of 500 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Works in Public Collections

Stephen Duckworth has sent me the results of his and Rowena Fowler’s world-wide search for paintings, watercolours and drawings by Edward Lear which can be admired in public collections. The document, which is too long and complex to be published … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Moving Lines

Jasmine Jagger’s “Moving Lines” on Lear’s relationship to the Tennysons is published in this month’s Apollo, you can download a pdf copy from the Knowing Edward Lear website.

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Hilary Knight’s Illustrations for The Owl and the Pussy-cat

AN ARCHIVE OF HILARY KNIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Sixteen finished double-page watercolors for Hilary Knight’s The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983), based on Edward Lear, watercolor, tempura, ink and color pencil, each 315 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Civitella di Subiaco

Another picture from Edward Lear’s projected set of Tennyson illustrations which was also realized as a watercolour: “Morn broaden’d on the borders of the dark,” from Tennyson’s A Dream of Fair Women (from Ruth Pitman’s Edwawrd lear’s Tennyson, p. 101). A colour … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedatelo

LEAR Edward,‘Pentedatelo’ (sic. Pentedattilo), Calabria. Ink and watercolour. Signed and inscribed. Lear’s Diary (30th July 1847) ‘ … the wild crags of Pentedatelo particularly arrested our attention…’ A sketch for the ill.opp.p.190, ‘Pentedatilo’, ‘Journals of a landscape painter in Southern … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Dedication of His Ionian Islands Book to Evelyn Baring

If you have 3,000 – 4,000 GBP to spend you might be interested in this The Saleroom lot: Greece.- Lear (Edward) Views in the Seven Ionian Islands, signed presentation copy from Lear to Evelyn Baring inscribed “Corfu March 1864” fly-leaf, … Continue reading

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