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Edward Lear, The River Nile at Abou Seir, the Second Cataract (1867)

Edward Lear, The River Nile at Abou Seir, the Second Cataract, Egypt. Pen and brown and grey ink with watercolour over pencil, heightened with white on buff-coloured paper; inscribed in ink and in pencil, lower left: Abou Seir / 2d Cataract / … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Baalbek, Lebanon (1858 / 1862)

Edward Lear, Baalbek, Lebanon. Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour; signed with monogram and dated twice, lower left: 1858 / 1862. 180 by 370 mm. Provenance Mrs Ashton; Miss Lupton, Leeds; thence by family descent, until 1992; with Agnew’s, London, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Gorge at Wady Barada, Lebanon (1858)

Edward Lear, The Gorge at Wady Barada, Lebanon. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil, on grey paper; inscribed, lower right: Suk Wady Barada / 25 May 1858 / (215), and further inscribed with colour notes. 365 by 525 mm. Provenance … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Gebel Serbal (1849)

Edward Lear, Gebel Serbal, Egypt. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil; inscribed, lower right: Gebel Serbal / 30 Jany.1849 / 1 P.M., numbered, lower left: 179., and further inscribed with colour notes.  130 by 225 mm. Provenance Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 16 July 1987, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nubians at the First Cataract on the Nile at Philae (1867)

Edward Lear, Nubians at the First Cataract on the Nile at Philae, Egypt. Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil; inscribed in ink and pencil, lower left: Cataract 1st / 11. A.M. / Jany 30. 1867, further inscribed, lower centre: Nubians mostly white, some … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Grand Canal looking towards the Rialto Bridge, Venice (1865)

Edward Lear, The Grand Canal looking towards the Rialto Bridge, Venice. Pen and brown ink and watercolor over pencil; dated lower right: 13 November 1865 (2.pm), extensively inscribed with the artist’s color notes. 352 by 504 mm; 13 7/8 by 19 7/8 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedatilo

Edward Lear, Pentedatilo, Calabria, Italy. Pen and brown ink and watercolour; signed with the artist’s monogram lower left. 164 by 257 mm. Lear travelled through Calabria in southern Italy in 1847, and he recorded in his journal upon his arrival in late … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Assiut on the Nile

Edward Lear, Assiut on the Nile, Egypt. Pen and brown ink and watercolour; inscribed with artist’s colour notes, unframed. 138 by 312 mm. Provenance Sale, London, Bonham’s, 8 June 2004, lot 58; with James Mackinnon. Having initially travelled to Egypt in 1849, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Lago d’Iseo (1867)

Edward Lear, Lago d’Iseo. Signed and dated May 21, 1867, and extensively inscribed, mixed media, 10.5cm by 20cm. Tennants. See also.

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Edward Lear, La Piana, Corsica (1868)

Edward Lear, La Piana, Corsica. Ink and watercolour. Titled and dated 11 May 1868 5am-6am lower left, numbered 185 lower right and variously annotated. 35 x 53cm (13¾ x 20¾ in.) Provenance Pawsey and Payne Ltd., London Edward Lear travelled to Corsica in … Continue reading

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