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Edward Lear and Frederic Church

Commenting on Edward Lear’s impressive painting of Beachy Head, in her recent Inventing Edward Lear, Sara Lodge writes, among much more: In Beachy Head, Lear directly recalls the dramatic composition of [Frederic] Church’s The Icebergs in a way that is … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Mount Athos

Stephen Duckworth, who kindly keeps me informed of auction sales of Edward Lear paintings, and whose article on “Edward Lear’s Cretan Drawings” is now available for download, together with the full issue of The New Griffon 12 (2011, also see the … Continue reading

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Update to Lear’s Works in Public Collections

Stephen Duckworth and Rowena Fowler’s very useful list of works by Edward Lear in public collections all over the world is now available in an updated version. I have also added a link to the searchable pdf file in the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Works in Public Collections

Stephen Duckworth has sent me the results of his and Rowena Fowler’s world-wide search for paintings, watercolours and drawings by Edward Lear which can be admired in public collections. The document, which is too long and complex to be published … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Temple of Isis, Philae

Edward Lear, The Temple of Isis, Philae, viewed from the north. Signed with monogram (twice, lower left). Oil on canvas. 13 ½ x 21 ½ in. (34.4 x 54.6 cm.) Provenance with Thomas Agnew & Sons, Manchester. Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Val Montone

Edward Lear, Val Montone. Signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower left); signed and inscribed ‘Please write to me soon/Yours Affs/Edward Lear’ (on an old label attached to the reverse); bears inscription (on the reverse). Oil on canvas. 31 x 43.7cm (12 3/16 x 17 3/16in). Provenance Heber-Percy … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Plains of Bethany

Edward Lear, The Plains of Bethany. Signed with monogram (lower left). Oil on canvas. 9 ½ x 18 3/8 in. (24.1 x 47.6 cm.) Jerusalem, with its powerful biblical associations, was the goal of many artist-travellers to the Near East in the … Continue reading

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