Tag Archives: Greece

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, Stylida (1848)

Edward Lear, Stylida, Greece. Inscribed and dated twice ‘Stylida/26.June.1848’ (lower left and in pencil lower right), also inscribed ‘(84)’ (lower right) with further annotations throughout. Pen and ink and watercolour. 14 x 23.2cm (5 1/2 x 9 1/8in). Provenance Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Santa Maura (1863)

Edward Lear, Santa Maura. Brush and ink, watercolour, traces of graphite, on wove paper. Inscribed and dated ’19 April 1863 6PM’ lower right. 20.5 x 32 cm. (8 1/4 x 12 1/2 in). Provenance: Thomas Agnew & Sons, London (label on reverse, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pamvotis Lake

Edward Lear, Pamvotis Lake looking towards Aslan Pasha Mosque, Ioannina. Watercolour and gouache over pencil. 16.5 x 26cm (6 1/2 x 10 1/4in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Chilandari (1856)

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Chilandari, Mount Athos, Greece. Inscribed and dated ‘Chiliandarion / 17. Sept. 1856./ (18.”Monastery)’ (lower right) and further inscribed with colour notes and numbered ’84’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with white. 14 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Xenophontos (1856)

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Xenophontos, Mount Athos, Greece. Inscribed ‘Xenophonta’ (in Greek) and inscribed and dated ’16 Sept. 1856. 14.’ ‘Monastery.’ (lower right), further inscribed with colour notes and numbered ’83’ (lower right). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear (attrib.), Mount Athos (1856)

Attibuted to Edward Lear, Mount Athos. Bears signature, date [1856] and inscription, watercolour and pencil. 37.5 x 17.5cm (14 3/4 x 6 7/8in). Bonahms.

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