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Lear Drawings at King’s School, Canterbury

[In 2012, the King’s School in Canterbury held a bicentenary exhibition of its holdings of Edward Lear watercolours, part of an album of drawings donated by Hugh Walpole in 1938. Most of these works had already been presented by Charles … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Venice (1865)

Edward Lear, Venice. Inscribed ’18th 7 20. Nov. 1865. 3.30′. Watercolour over pencil. 29.5 x 49 cm. (11 3/4 x 19 1/4 in.) The present watercolour dates from Lear’s second trip to Venice in November 1865. He first visited the city … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of the Roman Campagna

Edward Lear, View of the Roman Campagna and the Alexandrine Aqueduct. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour heightened with white. 17.8 x 38.1cm (7 x 15in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Campagna di Roma

Edward Lear, Cervera, on the Roman Campagna. Signed with monogram (lower right) and inscribed ‘CAMPAGNA DI ROMA’ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour, heightened with white and gum arabic. 10.1 x 20.3cm (4 x 8in). Bonhams.

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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, 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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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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