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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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Edward Lear, The Forest of Bavella

Edward Lear, The Forest of Bavella. Oil on canvas. 57 ½ by 94 ½ in. (146 x 240 cm.), circa 1878-1888. This monumental view of the pine forest of Bavella, in southern Corsica, is the largest of three known oil paintings that Lear … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Porto Tre Scoglie, Albania

Edward Lear, Porto Tre Scoglie, Albania. Oil on canvas. 13 x 20 ¾ in. (33 x 52.8 cm.) This view was made by Lear in April 1857 on a short trip to Trescogli (modern Ksamili) to the north of Butrint in Albania. … Continue reading

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