Author Archives: Marco Graziosi

Edward Lear, Stretti di San Luigi (1844)

Edward Lear, Stretti di San Luigi, 1844. Black chalk, pencil, wash, heightened with white, on light buff paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower left, inscribed Stretti di San Luigi lower right. 16.5 x 10 cm. (6 1/2 x 4 in), corners trimmed. Provenance: … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Civita d’Antino (1844)

Edward Lear, Civita d’Antino, 1844. Black chalk, pencil, heightened with white, on light blue paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower right, inscribed Civita d’Antino lower left. 16.5 x 28.5 cm. (6 1/2 x 11 1/4 in). Provenance: John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866); thence by … Continue reading

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The Natural History of Edward Lear

Robert Peck’s book on Edward Lear’s career as a zoological illustrator is out; I thought it would be in large part a reprint of his essay in the Harvard Library Bulletin enhanced with reproduction, but it is actually a different, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Campagna di Roma (1844)

Edward Lear, Campagna di Roma. A pair, watercolours, over pencil, with touches of white, both on light blue laid paper. Both signed, dated 1844 , and inscribed Campagna di Roma , and [?]For S. G⁂ , respectively. 4.5 x 9 cm. (1 3/4 … Continue reading

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A Limerick by Toti Scialoja

From C’è qualcuno che sa leggere? the new children’s literature supplement of the Sole 24 Ore of 20 November 2016. More on Toti Scialoja.

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Edward Lear, Albe (1844)

Edward Lear, Albe, 1844. Black chalk, pencil, grey wash, heightened with white, on light buff paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower right, inscribed Albe lower left. 14 x 26 cm. (5 1/2 x 10 1/4 in), corners trimmed. Provenance: John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866); … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Antrodoco (1844)

Edward Lear, Antrodoco, 1844. Black chalk, pencil, heightened with white, on light blue paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower left, inscribed Antrodoco lower right. 13 x 18 cm. (5 1/8 x 7 in). Provenance: John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866); thence by descent to … Continue reading

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