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Edward Lear, Honister from near Buttermere (1836)

Edward Lear, Honister from near Buttermere. Inscribed and dated ’27 Sept 1836′ pencil and black chalk on blue paper. 17.8 x 26 cm. (7 x 10 1/4 in.) Provenance With Spink, London. Lear’s visit to Cumbria in 1836 was one … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Howara (1849)

Edard Lear, Near Ain Howara, Sinai Peninsula. Extensively inscribed, dated ’19 January 1849, 4.30 pm’, pen and ink. 19.7 x 40.2 cm. (7 3/4 x 16 in.) Lear’s first visited Egypt in January 1849, he spent a week in Cairo … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Sailing Barges, Venice (1865)

Edward Lear, Sailing Berges, Venice, 1865. Inscribed and dated Venice 24. Nov. 1865 (56) (lr). Ink, watercolor and gouache with traces of pencil on light blue/gray paper. 7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm). Provenance Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Waterlily

Edward Lear, Study of a Waterlily. Signed E. Lear (lr). Watercolor on paper. 5 7/8 x 10 1/8 inches. Provenance The Little Gallery, London Ellinor Newsom, sister of the artist Doyle.

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Edward Lear, Finale (1864)

Edward Lear, ‘Finale between Bologna and Modena, Italy.’ [Note: this is certainly not “Finale Emilia,” near where I live and with no harbour (no sea here, unfortunately!), it is certainly Finale Ligure, not far from Sanremo.] Inscribed in ink lower … Continue reading

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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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