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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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Edward Lear in the TLS

The Times Literary Supplement for 3 February has not one, not two, but three articles on Edward Lear: Adam Kendon’s “Edward Lear Painting Parrots” is a review of Robert McCracken Peck’s recent The Natural History of Edward Lear; Ben Westwood’s “Lear and … 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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Edward Lear, Nave of Arundel Church

“Nave of Arundel Church,” from M.A. Tierney, The History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel: Including the Biography of Its Earls, from the Conquest to the Present Time. London: G. And W. Nicol, 1834. Volume 2, facing p. … Continue reading

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