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Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling (1877)

Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling. Signed with monogram and dated 1877 l.r. Ooil on canvas. 117 x 178 cm. (46 x 70 in.) Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, (1815-1895); Donated by Lord Aberdare to the Mountain Ash Urban District Council (currently, … Continue reading

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The Father of Nonsense

Here is an interesting letter that was offered for sale at Bonhams in 2008; as far as I can see it is still available through AbeBooks sellers, which is where I got the small images: The letter reads: 8. Duchess … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, An Album of Indian Watercolours

  Indian Trees, Palms and Bamboos. An album of original watercolour drawings. Sold at Sotheby’s, London, 14 May 2013: Folio (484 x 300mm.), 19 original watercolour drawings, one of a Jay dated 1864, the others of various species of Indian … Continue reading

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The Akond Illustrated

Several months ago Amit Sheokand sent me the image below, showing manuscript illustrations for Edward Lear’s The Akond of Swat: It is from a diary by one Ellen Burchett and has autographs by various people from 1923-1930. Amit, whowould like more … 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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