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Edward Lear, Capri from Massa (three stages, 1838-1840)

Edward Lear, Near Massa. First sketch, 22 August 1838. Edward Lear, Capri from near Massa. Second version, 1839. Signed and dated ‘Edward Lear del 1839’ (lower right) and titled (lower left). Pencil, charcoal and watercolour. 43.2 x 26.7cm (17 x 10 1/2in). This … Continue reading

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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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