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Edward Lear Letters under the Hammer

Several letters by Edward Lear were auctioned last September at Forum Auctions. I would be interested in knowing where they ended up, especially the two containing nonsense and pictures. One from 1848 to Charles Church on their travels in Greece … Continue reading

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Two Bird Drawings by Edward Lear

Bonhams have added two drawings, both dated April 1846, to the lot in the previous post: [Two Mallards.] E. Lear. del. apl. 15. 1846. [A Black Swan.] E. Lear. del. April. 17. 1846.

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Edward Lear, View of the Roman Campagna

Edward Lear, View of the Roman Campagna and the Alexandrine Aqueduct. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour heightened with white. 17.8 x 38.1cm (7 x 15in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Campagna di Roma

Edward Lear, Cervera, on the Roman Campagna. Signed with monogram (lower right) and inscribed ‘CAMPAGNA DI ROMA’ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour, heightened with white and gum arabic. 10.1 x 20.3cm (4 x 8in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Mdina (1866)

  Edward Lear, Mdina or Citta Vecchia, Malta. Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Citta Vecchia./Malta/January 28. 1866./ 11-12 AM./ (34)’ (lower right) and variously inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on buff paper 13 x 20½ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Delvinë (1857)

  Edward Lear, Delvinë or Delvino, Albania. Dated ‘3 April 1857/ 6. p.m.’ (lower left), and 3 Ap1. 1857. 6 p.m’ (lower left) and inscribed ‘Deilino’ (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nayadeh (1854)

  Edward Lear, View on the Nile. Inscribed and dated ‘Nayadeh 11½ am Jan .. 21. 1854’ (lower left) and numbered ‘109’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘Uppermost’ and numbered ’23’ (verso of the sheet). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour. … Continue reading

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