Tag Archives: William Holman Hunt

A Day in the Studio with Edward Lear

Another previously unpublished letter Edward Lear sent to William Holman Hunt exactly 150 years ago (see Diary 6.x.64). This one contains a humorous description of a day in Lear’s London studio while he is trying to do some work. 15 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Sunset on the Nile, above Aswan (1871)

Edward Lear, Sunset on the Nile, above Aswan. Signed with monogram (lower left); bears exhibition label and inscribed, signed and dated ‘On the Nile/Edward Lear/1871′ (verso). Oil on canvas. 24 x 47cm (9 7/16 x 18 1/2in). Purchased directly from the artist … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Drops Holman Hunt’s Letters (An Unpublished Letter)

The following is a note Edward Lear sent to William Holman Hunt explaining what happened to two of Hunt’s letters Lear was supposed to post from London. There is a short reference to the accident in today’s diary entry (19.ix.64): … Continue reading

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Lear the Beggar

Another letter to Thomas Woolner containing a nice self caricature of Edward Lear begging sandwiched between two views of Palermo. Notice that Lear’s beard is a bit like Garibaldi’s who had conquered Palermo on 6 June. The Expedition of the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Thomas Woolner, and Edward Wilson

Edward Lear first met Edward Wilson in Rome in February 1860, when the latter brought him a letter from his friend and PRB fellow Thomas Woolner. That same night he wrote to Woolner, obviously in a very good mood, one … Continue reading

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