Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

The First Terror of the Tiny Tads

First instalment of Gustave Verbeek’s Terrors of the Tiny Tads, May 28, 1905. On Verbeek here and at nonsenselit.org. From Peter Maresca’s Origin of Sunday Comics series.

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Edward Lear, View of the Roman Campagna

Edward Lear, View of the Roman Campagna and the Alexandrine Aqueduct. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour heightened with white. 17.8 x 38.1cm (7 x 15in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear Picks up a Candle and Goes to Bed

I found this on my hard disk; can anyone say where this letter to Gussie Bethell can be found? “The Author of the Book of Nonsense takes up his candle & goes to bed.” Edward Lear, letter to Augusta Bethell of … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Campagna di Roma

Edward Lear, Cervera, on the Roman Campagna. Signed with monogram (lower right) and inscribed ‘CAMPAGNA DI ROMA’ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour, heightened with white and gum arabic. 10.1 x 20.3cm (4 x 8in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Anadoluhisari, 1848

Edward Lear, Anadoluhisari, Istanbul, on the Bosphorus. Inscribed and dated ‘Bosphorus./1. Sept. 1848′ (lower left) and again in pencil (lower right) and numbered ’17’ (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and brown wash on … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Deir Kadige, 1867 (1884)

Edward Lear, View of Deir Kadige, on the Nile, Egypt. Signed with monogram and dated ‘.1884′ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘Deir Kadige. 1867′ (lower right) and numbered and inscribed ’67. Deir Kadige’ (verso). Pencil and watercolour. 3 ¾ x 7 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Val Montone, Near Tivoli, 1840

Edward Lear, Val Montone, near Tivoli. Inscribed and dated ‘8th May, 1840′ (lower left). Pencil. 8 ½ x 16 ¼ in. (21.6 x 41.3 cm.). Christie’s.

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