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Edward Lear, Jaffa (1858)

Edward Lear, Jaffa. Inscribed l.r.: Jaffa and dated March 26 1858. Watercolour over pen and ink and pencil, 4.5 by 12.5 cm. Provenance Sotheby’s, London, 16 July 1992, lot 165 Lear’s trip to the Middle East in the Spring of 1858 resulted in several impressive … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives

Edward Lear, Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Signed with monogram l.l. Pencil and watercolour heightened with white. 17 by 37cm., 6¾ by 14½in. After leaving Corfu by the spring of 1858, Lear visited Jerusalem. He arrived during Holy Week and immediately began … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Jaffa (1858)

Edward Lear, Jaffa. Inscribed Jaffa and dated March 26:1858 (in ink over pencil), watercolour with pen and ink over pencil. 4.5 x 12.5cm. Provenance London, Sothebys, July 16th 1992, lot 165; Collection of Anthony Jenning The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Jericho (1865)

Edward Lear, Jericho. Signed with monogram ‘EL’ and inscribed and dated ‘JCS/1865’ (lower right). Graphite, watercolor and bodycolor. 6 7/8 x 9 in. (17.6 x 24.8 cm). Provenance Catherine Symonds, a gift from the artist and by descent to Dame … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Bethany

Edward Lear, Bethany. Signed bottom left and titled bottom right, watercolor with brown ink on paper laid down to mat at edges. Image: 6 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (15.6 x 23.2cm), sheet: 10 1/2 x 14 1/16 in. (26.7 … 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, Mount Lebanon (1866)

Edward Lear, Mount Lebanon. Signed with monogram (lower right). Oil on canvas, in the artist’s original frame. 15 ¼ x 27 5/8 in. (39 x 70 cm.) Painted in 1866. Leaving Jerusalem in 1858, Lear travelled to Lebanon, arriving in Beirut on 11 … Continue reading

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