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Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta

Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta. Signed with the artist’s monogram EL lower right. Watercolour and bodycolour. 17.7 by 37.8cm., 7 by 14¾in. Framed: 45.6 by 63.5cm.,18½ by 24¾in. Provenance Probably Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury (1800–1873) or his daughter the Hon. Augusta Bethell, later Mrs … Continue reading

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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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