Tag Archives: Italy

Edward Lear, Civita d’Antino (1844)

Edward Lear, Civita d’Antino Pencil, chalk and white heightening. Signed, inscribed and dated, 1844. 6.5×11.25 inches. Framed: 15.5×19 inches. Illustrated Edward Lear, ‘Excursions in Italy’, 1846, plate 20. Provenance John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866), who first met Lear in Italy in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pietra Secca (1844)

Edward Lear, Pietra Secca (erroneously titled “Pietra Sella” in the auction page). Signed and dated ‘E Lear 1844’ l.r. and inscribed with title l.l., pencil and charcoal  heightened with white 17 x 12cm Provenance: The Estate of Sir Jack and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of the Castello Caetani and the hill-town of Sermoneta (1872)

Edward Lear, View of the Castello Caetani and the hill-town of Sermoneta, Lazio, Italy. Signed and dated ‘Edward Lear. del. 1872./(Feb 3. 1840)’ (lower left). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour. 6 1⁄2 x 10 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mt. Etna (1847)

Edward Lear, Mount Etna, Sicily. June 1847. Pen and brown ink and wash over pencil; 243 by 403 mm.

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R. Gaetano’s Books on Edward Lear’s Calabria

Raffaele Gaetano has just published his third book on Edward Lear, Cronache di un viaggio a piedi nella Calabria del 1847. After his Per la Calabria selvaggia: 109 disegni inediti di Edward Lear. Dalla Collezione della Central Library di Liverpool, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Castel Lagopesole (1847)

Edward Lear, Castel Lagopesole, Southern Italy. Pen and brown ink and watercolour; signed lower right: Edward Lear. del. / 30. Sept. 1847, inscribed lower left: Castello do Lago Pesole. 165 by 282 mm. This finely preserved work was executed on the 30 September … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Casale Sacromonte (1879)

Edward Lear, Monte Casale Sacromonte. 1879, numbered 3, pen and inks, 32 x 49cm. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Mount Etna at Sunset (1864)

Edward Lear, Mount Etna at Sunset. Inscribed ‘Etna 5 June 7pm 1864’ and with colour notes, numbered (183) l.r., pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6.7 x 27cm. Provenance With the Fine Art Society, London, 1962. Probably drawn while getting … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Castel Giubileo (?)

Edward Lear, Castel Giubileo (?). Dated, Jan 7th 1845/brown ink, 21.5cm x 38cm. The Saleroom.

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Per la Calabria selvaggia: 109 previously unpublished drawings by Edward Lear

Raffaele Gaetano, author of another interesting booklet on Edward Lear, Senza ombre di cerimonie. Sull’ospitalità nei «Diari di viaggio in Calabria» di Edward Lear, which by the way contains some of the recipes of the peculiar dishes offered to Lear … Continue reading

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