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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, 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, View at El Luxor (1867)

View at El Luxor on the Nile. Inscribed and dated ‘El Luxor./4.15.pm. 22 Jany 1867’ (lower left) and numbered ‘208’ (lower right) and extensively inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper. 6¾ x 9¾ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Girzeh (1854)

Girzeh, Egypt. Inscribed and dated ‘Girzeh/2-3 p.m./March 3 1854.’ (lower right) and extensively inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with bodycolour on paper. 11.1/2 x 18.7/8 in. (29.2 x 48 cm.) Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Denderah on the Nile (1863)

Denderah on the Nile. Signed with monogram ‘EL’ (lower right) and with inscription ‘DENDERAH NILE’ (on verso). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic on paper. 7.1/8 x 14.7/8 in. (18.2 x 37.7 cm.) Lear visited Egypt three … 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, El Karnak (1854)

Edward Lear, El Karnak. Inscribed and dated ‘El Karnak/Febr.15.1854/ 5.P.M.’ (lower left) and annotated throughout. Pencil and watercolour. 15.5 x 50cm (6 1/8 x 19 3/4in). From the private collection of Sir Eric Maclagan, former director of the Victoria and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nile Study (1858)

  Edward Lear, Nile study. Dated and inscribed ‘Kmm.4 March 1854/9.A M’ (lower right) and further annotations throughout. Pen and ink, heightened with white and wash, unframed. 15.5 x 25cm (6 1/8 x 9 13/16in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Wadi Tayibeh (1849)

  Edward Lear, Wadi Tayibeh. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over traces of pencil; inscribed lower left: Wady [sic] Tayibeh / 1 – past 4 P.M.., dated three times lower right: January 20. 1849.., and further inscribed with artist’s notes. 140 … Continue reading

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