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Edward Lear, Pamvotis Lake

Edward Lear, Pamvotis Lake looking towards Aslan Pasha Mosque, Ioannina. Watercolour and gouache over pencil. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Ponte della Maddalena

Edward Lear, Ponte delle Maddalena, Bagni di Lucca. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour. 16 x 25.5cm (6 5/16 x 10 1/16in). Bonhams.

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An Edward Lear Unpublished Alphabet

The alphabet had already been sold at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2005; it was made by Edward Lear between 27 February and 1 March 1858 for Ida Nea Shakespear (also see 2 March). Sotheby’s catalogue entry for the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Porto Tre Scoglie, Albania

Edward Lear, Porto Tre Scoglie, Albania. Oil on canvas. 13 x 20 ¾ in. (33 x 52.8 cm.) This view was made by Lear in April 1857 on a short trip to Trescogli (modern Ksamili) to the north of Butrint in Albania. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mount Lebanon (1866)

Edward Lear, Mount Lebanon. Signed with monogram (lower right). Oil on canvas, in the artist’s original frame. 15 ¼ x 27 5/8 in. (39 x 70 cm.) Painted in 1866. Leaving Jerusalem in 1858, Lear travelled to Lebanon, arriving in Beirut on 11 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of the Citadel, Corfu

Edward Lear, View of the Citadel, Corfu, with an orange grove in the foreground. Signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower right). Oil on canvas. 19 x 30 in. (48.3 x 76.2 cm.) Lear first visited Corfu in 1848. He returned in the winter of … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, In the Campagna (1844)

Edward Lear, In the Campagna, Rome. Signed ‘Edwd Lear’ (lower left) and dated ‘1844’ (lower right). Oil on canvas. 9 ¾ x 18 1/8 in. (24.8 x 46 cm.) The Roman Campagna was a place that Lear often returned to in the … Continue reading

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