Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

A Lecture and an Auction

If you have $15,000-20,000 you do not know how to spend, you might want to buy the FIRST VOLUME only of Edward lear’s original 1846 Book of Nonsense: If you can’t afford it, at least watch this extremely interesting lecture by … Continue reading

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Thomas Uwins, A Hop Picker at Farnham

Thomas Uwins (NOT Unwins) was James Uwins’s uncle: the latter, probably on the recommendation of his relative, travelled with Edward Lear to Naples, Amalfi and finally to La Cava. In addition to the introduction on Lear, I wrote a short … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Generoso (1879)

Edward Lear, Monte Generoso. Pen and brown ink, inscribed and dated 1879, 25cm x 52cm. Illustrated. The Saleroom. With thanks to Stephen Duckworth.

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Edward Lear, Portrait of a Lady in Traditional Italian Dress (1838)

An unusual portrait by Edward Lear. Edward Lear, Portrait of a lady in traditional Italian dress, seated with lake beyond [recto]; Head study and inscription [verso]. Watercolour, over graphite, dated ‘Jan 17th/ 1838′ lower left, 227 x 140 mm. (8 … Continue reading

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Two More Worth Reading on Edward Lear

A few weeks ago, Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture published a long article by D. Graham Burnett on Edward Lear’s “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” in its “The Nose” Issue 64, pp. 84-91: “The Luminosity of the … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Lear-Lover: More to Read

Matthew Bevis’s fourth post on “Aspects of Edward Lear” is now available at the Houghton Library blog: it is concerned with nonsense incursions into Lear’s serious drawings. Here is a full list of Matthrew’s articles: I, II, III, IV. Michael … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Feelings

Oxford University has published a series of five short videos on Edward Lear creted by Matthew Bevis and Jasmine Jagger, the general title is Edward Lear’s Feelings, and after an Introduction, the four remeining chapters are devoted to Wonder, Disgust, … Continue reading

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