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Edward Lear’s Letters to Ellen Rawson & Daughter

This is part of a collection of 11 letters Edward Lear wrote to Mrs. Ellen Rawsom and her daughter Constance which were sold at Sotheby’s on 10 December 2013. Does anyone know where they ended up? The catalogue description: SERIES … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Tughlaqaqbad Fort, Delhi (1874)

Edward Lear, Tughlaqabad Fort, Delhi. Signed ‘E.Le’ (lower right) and inscribed and dated ‘Tuglukubad.Delhi/March 12 1874’ (lower left). Watercolour over traces of pencil. 11 x 22cm (4 5/16 x 8 11/16in). Lear went on a sketching trip to India in 1873-74 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling (1877)

Edward Lear, Kangchenjunga from Darjeeling. Signed with monogram and dated 1877 l.r. Ooil on canvas. 117 x 178 cm. (46 x 70 in.) Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare, (1815-1895); Donated by Lord Aberdare to the Mountain Ash Urban District Council (currently, … Continue reading

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The Father of Nonsense

Here is an interesting letter that was offered for sale at Bonhams in 2008; as far as I can see it is still available through AbeBooks sellers, which is where I got the small images: The letter reads: 8. Duchess … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, An Album of Indian Watercolours

  Indian Trees, Palms and Bamboos. An album of original watercolour drawings. Sold at Sotheby’s, London, 14 May 2013: Folio (484 x 300mm.), 19 original watercolour drawings, one of a Jay dated 1864, the others of various species of Indian … Continue reading

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The Akond Illustrated

Several months ago Amit Sheokand sent me the image below, showing manuscript illustrations for Edward Lear’s The Akond of Swat: It is from a diary by one Ellen Burchett and has autographs by various people from 1923-1930. Amit, whowould like more … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Waiee, Bombay Presidency

Edward Lear, Waiee, Bombay Presidency, India. Pencil and grey wash on paper with watermark ‘J WHATMAN/1881’. 15¼ x 22¼in. (39 x 56.5cm.) Probably dating from late 1884 or early 1885, this work is based on an earlier drawing Lear executed … Continue reading

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