Tag Archives: India

September Readings

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has digitized its Edward Lear collection, which consists mostly of letters: 11 to William Holman Hunt, 2 to Luard and one to his sister Ellen from India, among others. … 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’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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