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Edward Lear, View of the Castello Caetani and the hill-town of Sermoneta, Lazio, Italy. Signed and dated ‘Edward Lear. del. 1872./(Feb 3. 1840)’ (lower left). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour. 6 1⁄2 x 10 … Continue reading
Edward Lear, Philae, Egypt, 1854. Pen and brown ink and watercolour. 294 by 492 mm. Mutualart.
Edward Lear, Mount Etna, Sicily. June 1847. Pen and brown ink and wash over pencil; 243 by 403 mm.
Edward Lear, On the Nile, opposite El Ouasta, Egypt January 1867. Pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with white; 62 by 206 mm. Mutualart.
Edward Lear, Eygpt; ‘Karnak’. Pen, ink and watercolour. Signed, inscribed and dated, ‘Feb 15 1854’. 6×19.5 inches. Framed: 27.5×14.5 inches. Provenance Sir Eric Maclagan and by descent; A and H, 2013; a private collection. Abbott and Holder.
Edward Lear, Benares. Signed with monogram l.l., watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic. 25.5 x 40 cm.; 10 x 15 ¾ inches. Date: 1873. Provenance Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, Bt. (1897-1988); Francis Sitwell (1935-2004); By descent at Weston Hall, … Continue reading
Edward Lear, The Nile at Kasr-Es-Saad, Egypt. Inscribed and numbered ’23/ Like the crag that fronts the evening’ (upper left) and further inscribed ‘Kasres.Saad. (Egypt.)’ (upper right). Pencil, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash, lightly squared on paper … Continue reading
Edward Lear, Philae, Egypt. Inscribed and dated ‘Philae. Jany 31. Feby. 4./ 1854.’ and numbered ‘156’ (lower right), and extensively inscribed with colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 12 1⁄4 x 19 1⁄2 in. (31.1 x … Continue reading
Edward Lear, Castel Lagopesole, Southern Italy. Pen and brown ink and watercolour; signed lower right: Edward Lear. del. / 30. Sept. 1847, inscribed lower left: Castello do Lago Pesole. 165 by 282 mm. This finely preserved work was executed on the 30 September … Continue reading