Category Archives: Edward Lear

Edward Lear, A View of Menton from across the Bay

Edward Lear, A view of Menton from across the bay. Signed with monogram (lower right). Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in). Lear had moved to Nice in November 1864 where he began work on … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Valley of Jehosaphat with Jerusalem Beyond

Edward Lear, The Valley of Jehosaphat with Jerusalem beyond. Signed with monogram (lower right). Watercolour and bodycolour. 9.5 x 19.5cm (3 3/4 x 7 11/16in). Edward Lear travelled to Jerusalem from Corfu and arrived on 27 March 1858. His diary … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Dhows on the Nile at Sunset (1853)

Edward Lear, Dhows on the Nile at sunset. Inscribed and dated ‘4pm 31 December 1853′ (lower left). Watercolour, pen and ink. 9.5 x 23cm (3 3/4 x 9 1/16i. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear in Malta, Corfu, and Lake Maggiore

I have received John Varriano’s new book on Edward Lear in Malta, a gorgeous addition to the recent fashion of books and / or exhibitions on Lear’s travels to different parts of the world. This beautiful oblong volume contains a detailed … Continue reading

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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Another previously unpublished letter Edward Lear sent to William Holman Hunt exactly 150 years ago (see Diary 6.x.64).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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