Category Archives: Edward Lear

Edward Lear, Albenga from the Railway (1880)

Edward Lear, Albenga from the Railway. Pen, pencil and brown ink with watercolour on paper, 13×7.5cm, framed and glazed. Provenance Christies May 1972 The Saleroom. “day was was sloping toward his western bower” is from the last stanza of Tennyson’s “Mariana” … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Roman Catholic Cemetery at Palaiopolis (1863)

Edward Lear, Roman Catholic Cemetery at Palaiopolis, Kaligoni, Santa Maura. Inscribed l.l.: R.C. cemetery Kaligoni; further inscribed, dated and numbered l.r.: Santa Maria 23 April 1863 5.30 pm / (68). Pen and brown ink and watercolour. 18 by 35cm., 7 by 13¾in. Provenance Martyn Geeff, London; … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Bay of Naples (1840)

Edward Lear, The Bay of Naples, Italy. Inscribed, signed and dated l.r.: Napoli,/ Edward Lear/ 7.07.1840.- pencil heightened with white on blue paper. 17 by 24cm., 6¾ by 9½in. Sotheby’s.

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Edward Lear, Reapers at their Sultry Toil, Monte Gennaro, Italy

Edward Lear, Reapers at their Sultry Toil, Monte Gennaro, Italy. Inscribed ’40/and one, the reapers at their sultry toil’ (margin upper left); ‘Monte Gennaro.(Italy.)’ (margin upper right); indistinctly inscribed (margin lower left). Pencil, ink and wash. 35.6 x 54cm (14 x 21 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedattilo

Edward Lear, Pentedattilo, Calabria. Signed with monogram (lower right); inscribed ‘Pentedatilo’ (lower left). Watercolour . 9.8 x 19.7cm (3 7/8 x 7 3/4in). Provenance Private collection UK. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Zitza (1857)

Edward Lear, Zitza, Albania. Titled and dated ‘Zitza/7.April.1857’ (lower right); variously and indistinctly annotated elsewehere. Watercolour, pencil and ink. 29.8 x 48.9cm (11 3/4 x 19 1/4in). Provenance Probably, anon. sale, Christie’s, London, 22 March 1988, lot. 142. Private collection UK. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Convent near Soracte (1843)

Edward Lear, Convent near Soracte. Signed, inscribed with title and dated 1843 l.l., pencil heightened with white on grey paper 9 x 17cm Provenance: With Abbott & Holder, London. The Saleroom.

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