Category Archives: Edward Lear

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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Edward Lear, The Plains of Bethany

Edward Lear, The Plains of Bethany. Signed with monogram (lower left). Oil on canvas. 9 ½ x 18 3/8 in. (24.1 x 47.6 cm.) Jerusalem, with its powerful biblical associations, was the goal of many artist-travellers to the Near East in the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Forest of Bavella

Edward Lear, The Forest of Bavella. Oil on canvas. 57 ½ by 94 ½ in. (146 x 240 cm.), circa 1878-1888. This monumental view of the pine forest of Bavella, in southern Corsica, is the largest of three known oil paintings that Lear … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Arabian Nights

Bloomsbury: Four volumes of “The Arabian Nights’s Entertainments”, all owned by Edward Lear, bound in original cloth and with black gilt morocco lettered titles to spines. All signed in ink on the title pages “Edward Lear, Sanremo” with additional pen … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Tower at Boppard on the Rhine (1838)

Edward Lear, Tower at Boppard on the Rhine. Black chalk, heightened with white, on light blue-grey paper. Signed and dated 1838 lower right. Inscribed March lower left. 25.5 x 17 cm. (10 x 6 3/4 in). Provenance: with The Fine Art Society, London (gallery … Continue reading

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