Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

A Note to John Newbott from Edward Lear

International Autograph Auctions have a note written by Edward Lear on 8 February to a collegue in Rome, introducing Gussie Bethell: LEAR EDWARD: (1812-1888) English Artist, Illustrator and Poet. Brief A.L.S., Edward Lear, one page, small 8vo, Nice, 8th February 1865, to Newbolt. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in the TLS

The Times Literary Supplement for 3 February has not one, not two, but three articles on Edward Lear: Adam Kendon’s “Edward Lear Painting Parrots” is a review of Robert McCracken Peck’s recent The Natural History of Edward Lear; Ben Westwood’s “Lear and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Letters under the Hammer

Several letters by Edward Lear were auctioned last September at Forum Auctions. I would be interested in knowing where they ended up, especially the two containing nonsense and pictures. One from 1848 to Charles Church on their travels in Greece … Continue reading

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Two on Edward Lear

A review of Robert Peck’s new book on Edward Lear’s natural history drawings, from last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal: John Cremona, “Edward Lear in Gozo in 1866,” The Gozo Observer – Issue 33, Winter 2016 (pdf download). Also of interest, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nave of Arundel Church

“Nave of Arundel Church,” from M.A. Tierney, The History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel: Including the Biography of Its Earls, from the Conquest to the Present Time. London: G. And W. Nicol, 1834. Volume 2, facing p. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Stylida (1848)

Edward Lear, Stylida, Greece. Inscribed and dated twice ‘Stylida/26.June.1848’ (lower left and in pencil lower right), also inscribed ‘(84)’ (lower right) with further annotations throughout. Pen and ink and watercolour. 14 x 23.2cm (5 1/2 x 9 1/8in). Provenance Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains (1865)

Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains, France. Watercolor with pen and brown ink over traces of pencil; inscribed lower left: Cannes. 8 April 8am 1865, extensively inscribed with color notes. 355 by 555 mm; 13 7/8  by 21 7/8  in. Lear drew … Continue reading

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