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Edward Lear, Falla near Strongoli, Corfu (1862)

  Edward Lear, Falla near Strongoli, Corfu. Pen and brown ink over pencil on blue paper; inscribed lower left with the title in Greek and dated: 4 May. 1862, numbered lower right: 49 + 2, and further inscribed with artist’s notes. 215 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Distant View of the Citadel, Corfu

  Edward Lear, A Distant View of the Citadel, Corfu. Watercolour over pencil, heightened with touches of bodycolour and gum arabic; signed lower right with the artist’s monogram and inscribed: Corfu. 285 by 450 mm. Lear was first introduced to Corfu, then … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Citadel from Ascension

Edward Lear, Distant view of the Citadel from the village of Ascension, Corfu. Signed with monogram (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘Corfu. 1856.’ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour. 7 x 14¾ in. (17.8 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and G.F. Bowen

Lear first met George Fergusson Bowen in Rome in 1847, accepted his invitation to visit Corfu, and even considered the possibility of taking a post at the University of Corfu. In a letter to Ann during his first visit to … Continue reading

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