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Edward Lear, Anadoluhisari, 1848

Edward Lear, Anadoluhisari, Istanbul, on the Bosphorus. Inscribed and dated ‘Bosphorus./1. Sept. 1848′ (lower left) and again in pencil (lower right) and numbered ’17′ (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and brown wash on … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Deir Kadige, 1867 (1884)

Edward Lear, View of Deir Kadige, on the Nile, Egypt. Signed with monogram and dated ‘.1884′ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘Deir Kadige. 1867′ (lower right) and numbered and inscribed ’67. Deir Kadige’ (verso). Pencil and watercolour. 3 ¾ x 7 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Val Montone, Near Tivoli, 1840

Edward Lear, Val Montone, near Tivoli. Inscribed and dated ’8th May, 1840′ (lower left). Pencil. 8 ½ x 16 ¼ in. (21.6 x 41.3 cm.). Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Views of Sta. Maura and Corfu

  Edward Lear, View of Amaxichi and the Fort, Santa Maura; and View of Corfu from the Benitza Road, near Gastouri. The first inscribed ‘Santa Maura’ (lower centre, in the margin), the second inscribed ‘Corfu’ (on a fragment attached to the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Near Massa, 1838

  Edward Lear, Near Massa, Capri in the distance. Inscribed and dated ‘Near Massa, 22 August/1838′ (lower left) and with extensive colour notes throughout. Pencil on buff paper. 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 25.5 cm.) Christie’s.

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WS Gilbert’s Nonsense Poems

W.S. Gilbert never really wrote Nonsense; his Bab Ballads and other collections, while obviously influenced by Edward Lear ― especially in the strongly caricatural style of the pictures accompanying his poems in the early editions – are rather in the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Philae

Edward Lear, Philae. Signed with monogram (lower right). Oil on paper laid down on canvas. 13 3/8 x 21 ¼ in. (34 x 54 cm.) Lear visited Philae twice, in late January and early February 1854 and in January 1867. Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Jerusalem Looking North West (1859)

Edward Lear, Jerusalem looking North West. Signed with monogram and dated ‘EL /1859’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘Jerusalem looking North West’ (on the stretcher) and with inscription ‘Jerusalem looking North West/Painted by Edward Lear from drawings/made there in 1858 for Lord … Continue reading

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Edible Clothes Redux

When I posted two of George Cruikshank’s caricatures which might have inspired Edward Lear in writing “The New Vestments” I forgot to link to this great article on Lear’s poem by Carol Rumens in the Guardian of 30 December 2013: Edward Lear’s The … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Florence (1861)

  Edward Lear, View of Florence from Villa Petraja. Signed with monogram and dated ‘EL /1861’ (lower left). Oil on canvas. 18 ½ x 29 ¾ in. (47 x 75.5 cm.) ‘At present I am at work ferociously on the Petraja … Continue reading

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