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Edward Lear, Hey, Diddle, Diddle (a New Version)

Edward Lear, “The little dog laughed to see such sport.” Pen and brown ink on laid paper watermarked with Britannia. 16.2 by 20.3 cm., 6 1/4 by 8 in. Provenance With Gooden and Fox, London (pre-1973); Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) Lear … Continue reading

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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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