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Edward Lear, Two Owls

Edward Lear, Study of an Eagle Owl, 1846. Signed and dated on branch: “E. Lear del. 1846.” Pen and brown ink on paper; paper dimensions: 8 ¾ by 6 ½ inches. Provenance George and Fanny Coombe (née Drewitt), Peppering House, Sussex. Edward Lear, Ye Owly … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Dedication of His Ionian Islands Book to Evelyn Baring

If you have 3,000 – 4,000 GBP to spend you might be interested in this The Saleroom lot: Greece.- Lear (Edward) Views in the Seven Ionian Islands, signed presentation copy from Lear to Evelyn Baring inscribed “Corfu March 1864” fly-leaf, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Study of an Ash (1837)

Edward Lear, Study of an Ash. Signed, titled and dated 1837. Pencil, unframed. 25.25 x 36.75cm; 10 x 14½in. Provenance Captain (later Admiral) R.A. Oliver, served in New Zealand, and the south seas, in the late 1840s and early 1850s, charting the … Continue reading

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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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