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Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains (1865)

Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains, France. Watercolor with pen and brown ink over traces of pencil; inscribed lower left: Cannes. 8 April 8am 1865, extensively inscribed with color notes. 355 by 555 mm; 13 7/8  by 21 7/8  in. Lear drew … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Villefranche

Edward Lear, View of Villefranche, Côte d’Azure, France. Signed with monogram (lower right). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with gum arabic. 4 5/8 x 7 ¼ in. (11.7 x 18.4 cm.) Lear spent the winter of 1864-5 in the South … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nice (1865)

Edward Lear, Nice, France. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil heightened with white; inscribed in ink lower right: Nice. / 2.= 3. P.M. / 8 January 1865 / (18) the 4ground olive section / brown dark – off … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cannes (1882)

Edward Lear, A view of Cannes Signed with monogram and dated ‘1882’ (lower right) and inscribed ‘Cannes’ (lower left). Watercolour and gum arabic. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in). Sold together with a letter from the artist. The present lot … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A View of Menton from across the Bay

Edward Lear, A view of Menton from across the bay. Signed with monogram (lower right). Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in). Lear had moved to Nice in November 1864 where he began work on … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Auribeau (1868)

Edward Lear, Auribeau. Signed with monogram l.r., inscribed ‘Abribeau’ and dated ‘1868’ l.l. Watercolour. 33 x 51.5 cm. (13 x 20 1/4 in.) Lear was in Cannes until April of 1868. From there he could make expeditions into the hills; he … Continue reading

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