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Edward Lear, Venice, looking towards San Giorgio Maggiore

Edward Lear, Venice, looking towards San Giorgio Maggiore. Inscribed, dated and numbered ’18 – 20. Novr 1865. 3.30-4.30.PM./(43)’ (lower right). Pen, ink and watercolour over traces of pencil, 30 x 49.5cm (11 13/16 x 19 1/2in). Provenance Private collection, UK. Got a gondola for … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Italian Peasant (1860)

Edward Lear, An Italian peasant. Inscribed and dated ‘Rome, April 17. 1860’. Pen and ink and pencil 10.5 x 16 cm. (4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, An Italian landscape with San Eusebio in the distance (1845)

Edward Lear, An Italian landscape with San Eusebio in the distance. Inscribed throughout and dated ‘6 January 1845’, brown ink and wash, 18 x 37 cm (7 1/8 x 14 1/2 in.) Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Castel Giubileo (1845)

Edward Lear, Castel Giubileo. Jan 7th 1845/brown ink, 21.5cm x 38cm. “Castel Giulrile”, as it is called in the auction, does not exist as far as I know, while Castel Giubileo, which can be read even though not very clearly … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Sailing Barges, Venice (1865)

Edward Lear, Sailing Berges, Venice, 1865. Inscribed and dated Venice 24. Nov. 1865 (56) (lr). Ink, watercolor and gouache with traces of pencil on light blue/gray paper. 7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm). Provenance Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Finale (1864)

Edward Lear, ‘Finale between Bologna and Modena, Italy.’ [Note: this is certainly not “Finale Emilia,” near where I live and with no harbour (no sea here, unfortunately!), it is certainly Finale Ligure, not far from Sanremo.] Inscribed in ink lower … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Soratte near Rome

Edward Lear, Monte Soratte near Rome, Italy. Signed twice with monogram and indistinctly dated ’18[?]’ (lower right) and inscribed and numbered ‘6 SORACTE. [sic.]/Brock.6. Corso d’Italia Rome.’ (on the stretcher). Oil on canvas. 9 ½ x 18 ½ in. (24.1 … Continue reading

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Two Italian Pictures by Edward Lear

As part of London Art Week, Karen Taylor is organizing an exhibition that will include, together with seral other interesting Italian landscapes, two Lears I have not yet posted here. Edward Lear, Tivoli. Inscribed and dated l.l.:  Tivoli May 7 …1838, … Continue reading

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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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