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Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta

Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta. Signed with monogram l.r. Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour. 11.3 by 18.3cm.; 4½ by 7¼in. Lear’s first trip to Malta, which he described as ‘that much beloved place’ (see Lady Strachey, ed., The Letters of Edward Lear, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta (1866)

Edward Lear, St. Paul’s Bay, Malta. Inscribed and dated ‘St. Paul’s Bay. Malta. 24 March 1866.’ (lower center) and numbered ‘(240)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with extensive color notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolor, heightened with white. 4 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Hajar Kim, Malta (1866)

Edward Lear, Hajar Kim, Krendy, Malta, 4 March 1866. Annotated sketch at the archaeoligical site of the prehistorical temple complex at Hagar Qim, near Qrendi in southern Malta, pen and sepia ink over pencil on buff paper, 360 x 525mm., annotated … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Malta

I wrote the review below exactly one year ago for a newsletter of the Edward Lear Society that never appeared. Even though it is too late to visit the exhibition, you may still be able to order the book: it contains the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Gozo

A new essay on Edward Lear has been added to the bibliography: Tabone, Joseph Attard. “Edward Lear in Gozo, March 1866.” Every Traveller Needs a Compass: Travel and Collecting in Egypt and the Near East. Eds. Cooke, Neil and Vanessa … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Selmun Palace, Malta

Edward Lear, Selmun Palace, Malta. Pen and brown ink, watercolour. 103mm x 203mm. On Lear in Malta. The Fitzwilliam Museum.

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Georgiana Peel’s Recollections of Edward Lear

Lady Georgiana Peel, née Lady Georgiana Adelaide Russell, (1836-1922) was Archibald Peel’s second wife; he was a friend Edward Lear frequently mentioned in the diaries. A book of her memoirs was published in 1920 by her daughter; unfortunately, the editing … Continue reading

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