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A Note to Miss Cobden

Edward Lear appears to have met “a Rev. Mr. & Miss Cobden” at Emma Parkyns’s in 1859.  Villa Emily San Remo 15.March.1881 Dear Miss Cobden, I had to send an answer to your note very hurriedly, – not wishing to … Continue reading

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Easter Reading Suggestions

Several articles on Edward Lear and Nonsense literature from Conceição Pereira: Pereira, Conceição. “Nonsense e Literatura Infantil: os Limericks de Edward Lear.” A Criança, a Língua, o Imaginário e o Texto Literário. Actas do II Congresso Internacional. Universidade do Minho – … Continue reading

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A Few More Lear Family Portraits

[I prepared this post together with the one on the portrait of nine-year-old Edward Lear by his sister Ann over three years ago, but then inexplicably forgot to post it; like the previous one it is mostly based on material from the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedattelo (1847)

Edward Lear, Pentedattelo, Calabria. Inscribed and dated ‘Pentidatelo/1 Sept 1847’ (lower left); annotated (throughout). Ink and wash heightened with white over traces of pencil. 20.3 x 29.2cm (8 x 11 1/2in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, View of Rome

Edward Lear, View of Rome. Variously inscribed and annotated. Pencil on paper. 27 x 42cm (10 5/8 x 16 9/16in). Provenance Ex collection of art critic Nicolas Powell (1920-1986). Private collection, UK (thence by descent). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Amalfi (1844)

Edward Lear, Amalfi . Inscribed and dated ‘Amalfihi/8. June. 1844’ (lower right). Pen and ink over traces of pencil. 48 x 34.5cm (18 7/8 x 13 9/16in). Provenance Ex collection of art critic Nicolas Powell (1920-1986). Private collection, UK (thence by descent). … Continue reading

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A Note to John Newbott from Edward Lear

International Autograph Auctions have a note written by Edward Lear on 8 February to a collegue in Rome, introducing Gussie Bethell: LEAR EDWARD: (1812-1888) English Artist, Illustrator and Poet. Brief A.L.S., Edward Lear, one page, small 8vo, Nice, 8th February 1865, to Newbolt. … Continue reading

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