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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, A View of Menton from across the Bay

Edward Lear, A view of Menton from across the bay. Signed with monogram (lower right). Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in). Lear had moved to Nice in November 1864 where he began work on … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Valley of Jehosaphat with Jerusalem Beyond

Edward Lear, The Valley of Jehosaphat with Jerusalem beyond. Signed with monogram (lower right). Watercolour and bodycolour. 9.5 x 19.5cm (3 3/4 x 7 11/16in). Edward Lear travelled to Jerusalem from Corfu and arrived on 27 March 1858. His diary … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Dhows on the Nile at Sunset (1853)

Edward Lear, Dhows on the Nile at sunset. Inscribed and dated ‘4pm 31 December 1853′ (lower left). Watercolour, pen and ink. 9.5 x 23cm (3 3/4 x 9 1/16i. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear in Malta, Corfu, and Lake Maggiore

I have received John Varriano’s new book on Edward Lear in Malta, a gorgeous addition to the recent fashion of books and / or exhibitions on Lear’s travels to different parts of the world. This beautiful oblong volume contains a detailed … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Syra, Ermoupoli (1864)

Edward Lear, View of Ermoupoli, Syros. Inscribed ‘Syra. Ermoupoli. June 1. 5.30 AM/ 182′ and dated ‘1864’ l.r. Watercolour. 17 x 32 cm. (6¾ x 12½ in.) Lear visited Syra on his way back to Athens at the end of a two … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Auribeau (1868)

Edward Lear, Auribeau. Signed with monogram l.r., inscribed ‘Abribeau’ and dated ‘1868’ l.l. Watercolour. 33 x 51.5 cm. (13 x 20 1/4 in.) Lear was in Cannes until April of 1868. From there he could make expeditions into the hills; he … Continue reading

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