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Edward Lear, Ceriana (1870)

  Edward Lear, ‘Ceriana’. Inscribed with title and dated ’13 Oct 1870 2PM’ (lower right), with collectors stamp (lower left) pen & ink drawing, unframed. 17.5 x 25.5cm (6 7/8 x 10 1/16in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Venice after Sunset (1865)

  Edward Lear, Venice after sunset. Inscribed ‘Venice’ (lower left), inscribed again and dated ‘after sunset15 Nov 1865′ (lower right), signed, inscribed an dated again’ (Edward Lear/Venice/1865) on a fragment in the same frame. Pen, ink and watercolour. 8 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Girgente (1847)

Edward Lear, Girgente, Sicily. Inscribed and dated ‘Girgente June 1. 1847′ (lower left) and numbered ‘(82)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink, blue and ochre wash, on buff paper, 24 7/8 x 19¾ in. (32.2 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View Near Monte Rotondo (1840)

  Edward Lear, View Near Monte Rotondo, Italy. Pencil, heightened with stump and white on blue paper; signed lower right: Edward Lear del. and inscribed lower left: near Monte Rotondo. May 26.1840. 150 by 350 mm. This fine drawing was once owned … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Amphitheatre, Taormina (1842)

  Edward Lear, The Amphitheatre, Taormina, Sicily. Pencil and grey wash, heightened with white, on grey paper; inscribed lower left: Taormina; signed lower right: Edward Lear del.1842. 165 by 250 mm. Lear spent ten weeks exploring Sicily in the spring of 1842. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

  Edward Lear, Santa Maria della Salute from across the Bacino, Venice. Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour; signed with monogram lower left. 115 by 175 mm. The present watercolour dates from Lear’s second trip to Venice in November 1865. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Figures on Road, Tivoli Beyond (1839)

  Edward Lear, Figures on the Road, Tivoli Beyond. Pencil, heightened with white and touches of brown wash, on grey paper; signed lower right: Edward Lear / 1839; and inscribed lower left: Tivoli. 240 by 340 mm. In a letter to his … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Tivoli

Edward Lear, View of Tivoli. Indistinctly inscribed and dated ‘Tivoli May 7 …183.’(lower left). Pencil and grey wash heightened with white on light grey paper. 7 1/8 x 10 in. (18.2 x 25.4 cm.). With financial backing from Lord Derby, … 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’s Letters in Italian 2: 22 March 1845 to A.M. Ricci

This is the second surviving letter Edward Lear wrote to Angelo Maria Ricci, again mentioning a mysterious project to illustrate the seventh book of the Aeneid, which was never completed, and which ― from the tone of the letter ― Lear himself seems … Continue reading

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