Category Archives: Edward Lear

Edward Lear, Corfu (1856)

Edward Lear, Corfu. Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Corfu/ELear./1856′ (lower right). Oil on canvas. 26.5 x 49.5cm (10 7/16 x 19 1/2in). The present lot shows a distant view of the citadel at Corfu, with the Albanian mountains beyond. Painted from a high … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Ohrid, Macedonia (1848)

Edward Lear, View of Ohrid, Macedonia. Signed with monogram, inscribed and dated ‘Akridha 1848’ (lower right). Watercolour, bodycolour and gum arabic over pencil. 11.5 x 17.8cm (4 1/2 x 7in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, San Sabbas (1859)

Edward Lear, San Sabbas. Signed with initials, inscribed and dated ‘San Sabbas/1859’ (lower right). Pen, ink and sepia wash. 20.5 x 30.5cm (8 x 12in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Cefalu, Sicily

Edward Lear, Cefalu, Sicily. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour. 11.5 x 18cm (4 1/2 x 7 1/16in). Lear visited Sicily on two occasions: in the Spring of 1842 and in the early summer of 1847; in the later visit he … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Plain of Argos from Mycene (1879)

Edward Lear, Plain of Argos from Mycenae. Signed with monogram and dated 1879 (lower left), inscribed ‘Argos from Mycenae/1849 (lower right), also titled beneath mount. Watercolour. 29 x 52.5cm (11 7/16 x 20 11/16in). The present lot is one of a number … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Diaries Blog News

Tomorrow I will resume posting Edward Lear’s diaries from the date I stopped over a year ago. I will try to publish two-three entries a day until I reach the end of 1865, at which point Lear will be in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Malta

I wrote the review below exactly one year ago for a newsletter of the Edward Lear Society that never appeared. Even though it is too late to visit the exhibition, you may still be able to order the book: it contains the … Continue reading

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