Tag Archives: watercolours

Gerace Celebrates Edward Lear

I found this article only a few days ago: it reports that Gerace, a small town in Calabria, put up a plaque last June to celebrate Edward Lear’s two visits to the town. Here is a photograph: The plaque reads: … Continue reading

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More to Read on Lear and Nonsense

When I last posted news of essays on Edward Lear I forgot to mention the following I learned about from John Varriano’s essay: Fiorentino, Emmanuel. “Edward Lear in Malta.” Proceedings of History Week 1984  (1986): 33-40. Available online as a … Continue reading

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Something to Read

The holidays are over, but if you are still looking for some good Edward Lear reading here is a list of relatively new items: John Varriano has a long article in the Christmas 2013 issue of Treasures of Malta on “Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mdina (1866)

  Edward Lear, Mdina or Citta Vecchia, Malta. Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Citta Vecchia./Malta/January 28. 1866./ 11-12 AM./ (34)’ (lower right) and variously inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on buff paper 13 x 20½ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Delvinë (1857)

  Edward Lear, Delvinë or Delvino, Albania. Dated ’3 April 1857/ 6. p.m.’ (lower left), and 3 Ap1. 1857. 6 p.m’ (lower left) and inscribed ‘Deilino’ (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and … 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, A Market Place (1838)

  Edward Lear, A view of a market place in a continental town, possibly Trier, Germany. Signed and dated ‘E. Lear. del 1838.’ (lower right). Watercolour, 6? x 6? in. (12 x 16 cm.); watercolour of a continental village (verso). … Continue reading

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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, 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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