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Edward Lear, Corfu

Edward Lear, Corfu. inscribed ‘Corfu’ (lower left). Watercolour on paper. 12 x 20.5cm (4 3/4 x 8 1/16in) Provenance The Parker Gallery, London. Acquired from the above gallery by the present owner, c. 1971-75. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Civita Castellana (1843)

Edward Lear, Civita Castellana, 1843. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Titled and dated (lower left). 8 ½ x 13 ½ inches. Provenance Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London Acquired directly from the above by the present owner, 1983 Property from … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Temple of Agrigento

Edward Lear, Temple of Agrigento. Signed and indistinctly dated ‘Edwd Lear. May 28, 184…’ (lower center); inscribed ‘Agrigento’ (lower right). Oil over pencil on paper, laid on canvas. 131⁄8 x 20 in. (33.3 x 50.8 cm.) Provenance with Thomas Agnew … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cefalu (1847)

Edward Lear, Cefalu. Ink and pencil on buff paper. ‘Cefalu’ inscribed and dated 8th July 1847 and numbered 226, Spink & Son Ltd label verso. 8 x 12.75in. Gorringes.

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Edward Lear, Mount Sinai (1853)

Edward Lear, Mount Sinai. Inscribed, signed and dated MT. SINAI E. Lear 1853 lower right. Oil on canvas, circular. Unframed: 58.5cm., 23in. diameter. Framed: 69 by 69cm., 27¼ by 27¼in. Provenance Bought from the artist by Thomas Gambier Parry. Leger Galleries, London, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear (attrib.), Palermo

Edward Lear, Palermo. Pencil. 10x15cm. Rosebarys. The lot includes two more pictures, clearly not by Lear, one of them is nice:

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Edward Lear, The Pyramids Road (or, have you got a million?)

Edward Lear, The Pyramids Road, Gizeh. Signed with monogram and dated EL.1873 lower left. Oil on canvas. Unframed: 53 by 104cm., 21 by 41in. Provenance Commissioned by Thomas George Baring, 1st Earl Northbrook before 1872 The Fine Art Society, by whom sold to … Continue reading

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Yale’s Edward Lear Archive

Stephen Duckworth informs me of an interesting archive at Yale: The Yale Center for British Art has long been known for having the second largest collection of Lear drawings in the world, after the Houghton Library at Harvard. Most of … Continue reading

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An Exile in Paradise: The Adventures of Edward Lear

Derek Smith recently uploaded the three episodes of An Exile in Paradise: The Adventures of Edward Lear to YouTube. A three part series In 1848 Edward Lear, writer and illustrator of nonsense verse, set out on an epic journey through … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Fomm Ir-Rih, Malta (1866)

Edward Lear, Fomm Ir-Rih, Malta. Pen and brown ink and watercolour; inscribed, lower right: Fommer Rih / 2 P.M /  March 1 1866 / 79, further inscribed with colour notes, unframed. 153 by 253 mm. Provenance Sale, London, Bonham’s, 16 September 2009, lot 163; … Continue reading

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