Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear in Malta

The exhibition curated by John Varriano on Edward Lear’s Malta watercolours, Edward Lear: Watercolours and Words, has opened at Palazzo Falson, Mdina, and will be on until 4 January 2015 (here is an article from The Malta Independent). Professor Varriano, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Syra, Ermoupoli (1864)

Edward Lear, View of Ermoupoli, Syros. Inscribed ‘Syra. Ermoupoli. June 1. 5.30 AM/ 182′ and dated ‘1864’ l.r. Watercolour. 17 x 32 cm. (6¾ x 12½ in.) Lear visited Syra on his way back to Athens at the end of a two … Continue reading

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A Day in the Studio with Edward Lear

Another previously unpublished letter Edward Lear sent to William Holman Hunt exactly 150 years ago (see Diary 6.x.64). This one contains a humorous description of a day in Lear’s London studio while he is trying to do some work. 15 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Auribeau (1868)

Edward Lear, Auribeau. Signed with monogram l.r., inscribed ‘Abribeau’ and dated ‘1868’ l.l. Watercolour. 33 x 51.5 cm. (13 x 20 1/4 in.) Lear was in Cannes until April of 1868. From there he could make expeditions into the hills; he … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Luxor (1854)

Edward Lear, Luxor. Extensively inscribed throughout; inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Luxor 17 Feby 1854/ 6/2 PM/ 217′ (lower right); inscribed ‘No. 6 single’ (verso). Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour. 24.8 x 45.8cm (9 3/4 x 18 1/16in) “On February 8th he began … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Venice (1865)

Edward Lear, Venice. Inscribed ’18th 7 20. Nov. 1865. 3.30′. Watercolour over pencil. 29.5 x 49 cm. (11 3/4 x 19 1/4 in.) The present watercolour dates from Lear’s second trip to Venice in November 1865. He first visited the city … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania (1857)

Edward Lear, Nemertska from Kouzza, Albania. Dated ’15 April 1857′ l.l. and inscribed extensively. Ink and watercolour. 32.4 x 52.1 cm. (12¾ x 20½ in.) Provenance: Lady Shaw; Thence by descent. Lady Shaw met Lear in Corfu and later acquired this watercolour … Continue reading

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