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Edward Lear, Mdina (1866)

  Edward Lear, Mdina or Citta Vecchia, Malta. Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Citta Vecchia./Malta/January 28. 1866./ 11-12 AM./ (34)’ (lower right) and variously inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on buff paper 13 x 20½ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Delvinë (1857)

  Edward Lear, Delvinë or Delvino, Albania. Dated ‘3 April 1857/ 6. p.m.’ (lower left), and 3 Ap1. 1857. 6 p.m’ (lower left) and inscribed ‘Deilino’ (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nayadeh (1854)

  Edward Lear, View on the Nile. Inscribed and dated ‘Nayadeh 11½ am Jan .. 21. 1854′ (lower left) and numbered ‘109’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘Uppermost’ and numbered ’23’ (verso of the sheet). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mahatta, Nubia

  Edward Lear, Mahatta, Nubia. Signed with monogram (lower left) and with inscription ‘No 2/Mahatta. Nubia’ (on the verso). Pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of white. 7? x 15 in. (18.1 x 38.1 cm.) The present highly finished watercolour, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Market Place (1838)

  Edward Lear, A view of a market place in a continental town, possibly Trier, Germany. Signed and dated ‘E. Lear. del 1838.’ (lower right). Watercolour, 6? x 6? in. (12 x 16 cm.); watercolour of a continental village (verso). … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Perugia, 7 September 1883

Edward Lear, Perugia, Italy. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil; inscribed lower right: near / Perugia / 7. September 1883 / 7.AM.; further inscribed with artist’s notes. 325 by 505 mm. Lear drew this large pen and ink study during … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Waiee, Bombay Presidency

Edward Lear, Waiee, Bombay Presidency, India. Pencil and grey wash on paper with watermark ‘J WHATMAN/1881′. 15¼ x 22¼in. (39 x 56.5cm.) Probably dating from late 1884 or early 1885, this work is based on an earlier drawing Lear executed … Continue reading

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Sunset & periwinkles

This enigmatic drawing by Edward Lear is from a set sold at Christie’s on 3 June 2003: LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). An album containing 9 comic and other sketches in pen and ink (one in pencil), together with photographs of Lear’s … Continue reading

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Birds of Prey

Here is another early bird picture by Edward Lear, similar to the one mentioned in the previous post; it was auctioned by Christie’s in 1999: A pair of birds of prey on a rocky outcrop signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower right) … Continue reading

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More Edward Lear Auctions

At Belgravia Auction Gallery, with an estimate of €8,000-12,000, Selmun Palace: At Christie’s, for a lousy £1,500-2,000, you can get Lucknow, pen and ink, “signed with monogram and inscribed ’42, Lucknow 8pm.’”

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