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Edward Lear, Anadoluhisari, 1848

Edward Lear, Anadoluhisari, Istanbul, on the Bosphorus. Inscribed and dated ‘Bosphorus./1. Sept. 1848′ (lower left) and again in pencil (lower right) and numbered ’17′ (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and brown wash on … Continue reading

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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, 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, Views of Sta. Maura and Corfu

  Edward Lear, View of Amaxichi and the Fort, Santa Maura; and View of Corfu from the Benitza Road, near Gastouri. The first inscribed ‘Santa Maura’ (lower centre, in the margin), the second inscribed ‘Corfu’ (on a fragment attached to the … Continue reading

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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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An Early Botanical Study by Edward Lear

Edward Lear, An early botanical study. Signed and dated “June 1828.” To be auctioned at Bonham’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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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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