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An Edward Lear Unpublished Alphabet

The alphabet had already been sold at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2005; it was made by Edward Lear between 27 February and 1 March 1858 for Ida Nea Shakespear (also see 2 March). Sotheby’s catalogue entry for the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of the Citadel, Corfu

Edward Lear, View of the Citadel, Corfu, with an orange grove in the foreground. Signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower right). Oil on canvas. 19 x 30 in. (48.3 x 76.2 cm.) Lear first visited Corfu in 1848. He returned in the winter of … Continue reading

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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 in Gozo

A new essay on Edward Lear has been added to the bibliography: Tabone, Joseph Attard. “Edward Lear in Gozo, March 1866.” Every Traveller Needs a Compass: Travel and Collecting in Egypt and the Near East. Eds. Cooke, Neil and Vanessa … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s First Impressions of Malta (an unpublished letter)

[This previously unpublished letter to his elder sister Ann tells of Edward Lear’s leaving Italy because of the 1848 insurrections; he was on his way to Corfu, where he had been invited by G.F. Bowen. It also contains Lear’s first … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Falla near Strongoli, Corfu (1862)

  Edward Lear, Falla near Strongoli, Corfu. Pen and brown ink over pencil on blue paper; inscribed lower left with the title in Greek and dated: 4 May. 1862, numbered lower right: 49 + 2, and further inscribed with artist’s notes. 215 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Distant View of the Citadel, Corfu

  Edward Lear, A Distant View of the Citadel, Corfu. Watercolour over pencil, heightened with touches of bodycolour and gum arabic; signed lower right with the artist’s monogram and inscribed: Corfu. 285 by 450 mm. Lear was first introduced to Corfu, then … Continue reading

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