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Civitella Gazette

BM 1975,0920.13. ©Trustees of the British Museum Penry Williams, “Civitella Gazette”, view of the Serpentara; a group of artists, including Samuel and Hannah Palmer and Albin Martin, sketching in a landscape. 1839 Pen and brown ink. “Mr. Lear” is the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cervo, Imperia, Italy (1882)

Edward Lear, Cervo, Imperia, Italy. Signed with monogram and dated ‘1882’ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘Cérvo./ 27 Decbr. 1881′ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour. 10 7/8 x 21 in. (27.7 x 53.4 cm.) Provenance Francis … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Lago di Nemi

Edward Lear, Lago di Nemi. Pencil. Inscribed with colour notes by the artist. Exhibited Agnews. Abbot and Holder.

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Midsummer Readings

Jagger, Jasmine. “Lear’s Tears.” Victorian Poetry 57.1 (2019). 101-129. And: Jagger, Jasmine. “The Endlessness of Alice.” The Cambridge Quarterly 45.1 (2016). 91-97. Caniglia, Maria Rossana, and Maria Concetta Fiorillo. “Disegno e narrazione in alcune vedute calabresi di Edward Lear.” ArcHistoR EXTRA … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Two Pictures of Monte Generoso (1881-82)

Edward Lear, Mount Generoso – a “Bella Vista.” Inscribed with title and dated l.l.: 5.30 pm/9 Sept 1881. Pen and sepia ink, 10 by 17 cm. Harry Moore-Gwyn. Edward Lear, Monte Generoso. Inscribed and dated in ink l.r.: M.Generoso/5 pm/15 July 1882and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Castle with a Waterfall

Edward Lear, Castle by a waterfall with a mountain beyond. Heightened watercolour and black chalk, mounted unframed, 11.5cm x 7.5cm. Provenance Christie’s 6/12/2008 lot 181. The Saleroom.

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New Bibliography

Dubois, Martin. “Edward Lear’s India and the Colonial Production of Nonsense.” Victorian Studies 61.1 (2018): 35-59. Williams, James. “The Whole Situation.” Cambridge Quarterly 47.4 (2018). 387-394. (A review of Uglow’s Mr Lear). Rizal, Sarif Syamsu. “Actantial Models in the owl … Continue reading

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