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Hilary Knight’s Illustrations for The Owl and the Pussy-cat

AN ARCHIVE OF HILARY KNIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Sixteen finished double-page watercolors for Hilary Knight’s The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983), based on Edward Lear, watercolor, tempura, ink and color pencil, each 315 x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, El Koorneh (1854)

Edward Lear, El Koorneh, Egypt. Titled and dated ’19.Feby, 1854′ lower left and with annotations pencil, pen and brown ink and wash on off-white paper 12 x 42.50cm (5 x 17in). Provenance Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, 7 King Street, … Continue reading

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Pussycat Pussycat

“Pussycat pussycat, where have you been?” “I’ve been up to London to visit the Queen.” “Pussycat pussycat, what did you there?” “I frightened a little mouse under her chair” “MEOWW!” First published in London during 1805 in the book Songs … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Visits the Baths of Titus

Edward Lear, ‘Baths of Titus’. Pencil, pen and ink. Inscribed and dated, Feb. 4 (18)40. 3.5×5 inches. These should be the Roman Baths of Titus. Lear mentions what I think are different Baths of Titus near Civita Ducale, which he visited … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Italian Hill-Top Town

Edward Lear, Landscape of an Italian hill-top town. Ca. 1838, unsigned. Pen and black ink, gouache, over pencil, on blue wove paper, 104 x 160 mm. (4″ x 6.25″), inscribed verso “117/ upright/Top,” corners trimmed by the artist, the sheet … Continue reading

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Edwarad Lear, Italian Lady

Edward Lear, Portrait of a lady in traditional Italian dress, seated with lake beyond [recto]; Head study and inscription in pencil [verso]. Watercolor over pencil. Dated Jan. 17th, 1838, unsigned. 227 x 140 mm. (8.75″ x 5.5″), inscribed verso “14/ upright/ … Continue reading

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There was an Old Man of Whitehaven…

There was an Old Man of Whitehaven, Who danced a quadrille with a raven; But they said, ‘It’s absurd To encourage this bird!’ So they smashed that Old Man of Whitehaven. From the Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions blog at the Lewis … Continue reading

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