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Edward Lear, S. Gregorio & Tivoli

Edward Lear, Tivoli and San Gregorio, a pair, the first inscribed ‘Tivoli’ (lower left); the other inscribed and dated ‘S.Grigorio [sic]/23rd April’ (lower left). Pen and ink and wash, heightened with white. The first 7 x 17.2cm (2 3/4 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Turbìa (1864)

Edward Lear, Turbìa (La Turbie in southeastern France, 31 December 1864. Watercolour and ink with traces of pencil. 36 x 53.5cm. Erroneously titled “Turkish Landscape, Dec. 1864” at MutualArt.

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Edward Lear, the Caetani and Ninfa

My essay is now out and available either on Amazon and the publisher’s website. Marco Graziosi, “Prima di Gregorovius: Edward Lear, i Caetani e Ninfa.” In Ninfa: Percezioni nella scienza, letteratura e belle arti nel XIX e all’inizio del XX … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Palm, Agrigento, Sicily (1847)

Edward Lear, A Palm, Agrigento, Sicily (1847). Ink on paper. 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (sheet), 17 x 14 1/2 in. (frame). MutualArt.

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Edward Lear, Two Early Botanical Studies (1828)

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Reviews of the Ikon Exhibition: Edward Lear Moment by Moment

I’m starting a tour of Wales &c. today and will be away for a couple of weeks, but I want to recommend again the Ikon exhibition in Birmingham, and in particular the great catalogue, with essays by Matthew Bevis, Jenny … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Civita d’Antino (1844)

Edward Lear, Civita d’Antino Pencil, chalk and white heightening. Signed, inscribed and dated, 1844. 6.5×11.25 inches. Framed: 15.5×19 inches. Illustrated Edward Lear, ‘Excursions in Italy’, 1846, plate 20. Provenance John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866), who first met Lear in Italy in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pietra Secca (1844)

Edward Lear, Pietra Secca (erroneously titled “Pietra Sella” in the auction page). Signed and dated ‘E Lear 1844’ l.r. and inscribed with title l.l., pencil and charcoal  heightened with white 17 x 12cm Provenance: The Estate of Sir Jack and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Black Mountain, Cephalonia (1863)

Edward Lear, The Black Mountain, Cephalonia Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Black Mountain/16 May 1863/6.30a.m. 168’ l.r., pen and ink and watercolour 32 x 48cm. invaluable. Also see: 1, 2.

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Edward Lear, Thebes (1848)

Edward Lear, Thebes. Inscribed and dated ‘Thebes.July 4.1848’ (lower left), inscribed and dated ‘Thebes/4 July 1848’ (lower right), variously annotated throughout. Pen and ink and watercolour heightened with white. 23.5 x 43cm (9 1/4 x 16 15/16in). Provenance With Spink … Continue reading

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