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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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Edward Lear, Near Suez (1849)

Edward Lear, Near Suez, evening, 15 January 1849. Watecolour with pen in brown ink over graphite on moderately  thick, rough, beige wove paper. 13.3 x 23.2 cm. Yale Center for British Art. Gift of D. Gallup. From Braeuner, Hélène. “British … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Soratte near Rome

Edward Lear, Monte Soratte near Rome, Italy. Signed twice with monogram and indistinctly dated ’18[?]’ (lower right) and inscribed and numbered ‘6 SORACTE. [sic.]/Brock.6. Corso d’Italia Rome.’ (on the stretcher). Oil on canvas. 9 ½ x 18 ½ in. (24.1 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Pass of Bavella, Corsica

Edward Lear, The Pass of Bavella, Corsica. Signed with the artist’s monogram EL lower left. Watercolour and pen and brown ink, heightened with white on blue paper. 30 by 46.6cm., 11¾ by 18½ in. framed: 51 by 67.5cm., 20 by 26½in. Provenance … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Hackwood Park, Hampshire (1865)

Edward Lear, Hackwood Park, Hampshire. Signed Edward Lear del. lower right;  inscribed and dated Hackwood. July 9 1865 lower left. Pen and brown ink. 18.7 by 36.4cm. 7 by 15½in. Framed: 21.5 by 39cm., 8¾ by 15½in. Provenance Probably Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury (1800–1873) … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta

Edward Lear, Valletta, Malta. Signed with the artist’s monogram EL lower right. Watercolour and bodycolour. 17.7 by 37.8cm., 7 by 14¾in. Framed: 45.6 by 63.5cm.,18½ by 24¾in. Provenance Probably Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury (1800–1873) or his daughter the Hon. Augusta Bethell, later Mrs … Continue reading

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