Tag Archives: India

Edward Lear, Adam’s Peak.

Edward Lear, Adam’s Peak, Columbo, Ceylon. Inscribed 23 Nov 8:30 am lower left and further inscribed with artists colour notes. Pencil and wash. 5 x 22.2 cm (2 x 8 3/4 inches). Provenance Christopher Fry and thence by descent. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, A view of Mahe

Edward Lear, A view of Mahe, Kerala, India. Signed with monogram (lower left) and inscribed ‘Mahee.’ (lower right). Pencil and watercolor heightened with bodycolor. 6 5/8 x 10 ¼ in. (16.8 x 26 cm). Provenance Lady Adelaide Daumay. T. Bull. … Continue reading

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September Readings

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has digitized its Edward Lear collection, which consists mostly of letters: 11 to William Holman Hunt, 2 to Luard and one to his sister Ellen from India, among others. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Letters under the Hammer

Several letters by Edward Lear were auctioned last September at Forum Auctions. I would be interested in knowing where they ended up, especially the two containing nonsense and pictures. One from 1848 to Charles Church on their travels in Greece … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Letters to Ellen Rawson & Daughter

This is part of a collection of 11 letters Edward Lear wrote to Mrs. Ellen Rawsom and her daughter Constance which were sold at Sotheby’s on 10 December 2013. Does anyone know where they ended up? The catalogue description: SERIES … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Tughlaqaqbad Fort, Delhi (1874)

Edward Lear, Tughlaqabad Fort, Delhi. Signed ‘E.Le’ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘Tuglukubad.Delhi/March 12 1874’ (lower left). Watercolour over traces of pencil. 11 x 22cm (4 5/16 x 8 11/16in). Lear went on a sketching trip to India in 1873-74 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling (1877)

Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling. Signed with monogram and dated 1877 l.r. Ooil on canvas. 117 x 178 cm. (46 x 70 in.) Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, (1815-1895); Donated by Lord Aberdare to the Mountain Ash Urban District Council (currently, … Continue reading

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