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Edward Lear, Honister from near Buttermere (1836)

Edward Lear, Honister from near Buttermere. Inscribed and dated ’27 Sept 1836′ pencil and black chalk on blue paper. 17.8 x 26 cm. (7 x 10 1/4 in.) Provenance With Spink, London. Lear’s visit to Cumbria in 1836 was one … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Howara (1849)

Edard Lear, Near Ain Howara, Sinai Peninsula. Extensively inscribed, dated ’19 January 1849, 4.30 pm’, pen and ink. 19.7 x 40.2 cm. (7 3/4 x 16 in.) Lear’s first visited Egypt in January 1849, he spent a week in Cairo … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Castel Giubileo (1845)

Edward Lear, Castel Giubileo. Jan 7th 1845/brown ink, 21.5cm x 38cm. “Castel Giulrile”, as it is called in the auction, does not exist as far as I know, while Castel Giubileo, which can be read even though not very clearly … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Sailing Barges, Venice (1865)

Edward Lear, Sailing Berges, Venice, 1865. Inscribed and dated Venice 24. Nov. 1865 (56) (lr). Ink, watercolor and gouache with traces of pencil on light blue/gray paper. 7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm). Provenance Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Finale (1864)

Edward Lear, ‘Finale between Bologna and Modena, Italy.’ [Note: this is certainly not “Finale Emilia,” near where I live and with no harbour (no sea here, unfortunately!), it is certainly Finale Ligure, not far from Sanremo.] Inscribed in ink lower … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Kleptomania

Edward Lear Was haunted by a fear While travelling in Albania Of contracting kleptomania. W.H. Auden, Academic Graffiti (1971). More here. I just learned about this clerihew from the latest issue of the TLS.

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Edward Lear, Parga, Greece & Monastir, Albania

Edward Lear, Parga, Greece; and Monastir, Albania. The first, signed with monogram and dated ‘1864’ (lower right); the second, signed with monogram and dated ‘1861’ (lower right). Oil on panel. 6 7/8 x 11 in. (17.2 x 28 cm.); and … Continue reading

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