Category Archives: Edward Lear

Edward Lear, Mtahleb, Malta (1866)

Edward Lear, Mtahleb, Malta. Inscribed ‘Emtachleb, Malta’, dated ’11 am Feby 3 1866′ and numbered 52, further inscribed with extensive colour notes. Watercolour heightened with bodycolour. 36.2 53.3 cm. (14 1/4 x 21 in.) Provenance: William Rothenstein. Sir John Rothenstein. Lear’s final … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling (1877)

Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling. Signed with monogram and dated 1877 l.r. Ooil on canvas. 117 x 178 cm. (46 x 70 in.) Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, (1815-1895); Donated by Lord Aberdare to the Mountain Ash Urban District Council (currently, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Jericho (1865)

Edward Lear, Jericho. Signed with monogram, inscribed ‘JCS’ and dated ‘1865’ l.r. Watercolour and bodycolour. 17.7 x 25.2 cm. (7 x 10 in.) Catherine Symonds, a gift from the artist; By descent to H.J. Vaughan; Christie’s London, 26 April 1963, lot … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Sunset on the Nile, above Aswan (1871)

Edward Lear, Sunset on the Nile, above Aswan. Signed with monogram (lower left); bears exhibition label and inscribed, signed and dated ‘On the Nile/Edward Lear/1871′ (verso). Oil on canvas. 24 x 47cm (9 7/16 x 18 1/2in). Purchased directly from the artist … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Drops Holman Hunt’s Letters (An Unpublished Letter)

The following is a note Edward Lear sent to William Holman Hunt explaining what happened to two of Hunt’s letters Lear was supposed to post from London. There is a short reference to the accident in today’s diary entry (19.ix.64): … Continue reading

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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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