Tag Archives: Italy

Edward Lear’s 1838 Stay in Amalfi

Above is a page from the Guest Book of Albergo Cappuccini in Amalfi. In the upper half are the signatures of Edward Lear and James Uwins, “Pittori Inglesi. Contentissime. 3. weeks. 18. July. 1838” (English Painters. Very Satisfied. 3 weeks. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Ponte della Maddalena

Edward Lear, Ponte delle Maddalena, Bagni di Lucca. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour. 16 x 25.5cm (6 5/16 x 10 1/16in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, In the Campagna (1844)

Edward Lear, In the Campagna, Rome. Signed ‘Edwd Lear’ (lower left) and dated ‘1844’ (lower right). Oil on canvas. 9 ¾ x 18 1/8 in. (24.8 x 46 cm.) The Roman Campagna was a place that Lear often returned to in the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, San Giorgio Maggiore (1865)

Edward Lear, On the lagoon, looking over to San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy. Signed with monogram, inscribed and dated ‘Venice. 1865. EL’ (lower left). Pencil and watercolour. 6 ½ x 10 ¼ in. (16.5 x 26 cm.) Lear arrived in Venice in … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Bellagio (1867)

Edward Lear, View of Bellagio, Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy. Inscribed and dated ‘Lago di Como/ Bellaggio/ 26. May 1867. 6. 7. PM./ & 27th. May. 10/.11.30 AM./ (is not all the background too high & large?’ and further inscribed in Greek … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Buccione (1867)

Edward Lear, View of Buccione, Lago d’Orta, Novara, Italy. inscribed and dated ‘4.30 – to 6.30. PM./ June.1.1867./ Lucéra./ near Buccione (Gozzano.)/ Lago d’Orta’ and further indistinctly inscribed in pencil (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes and numbered ‘(213)’ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Florence fron San Miniato

Edward Lear, View of Florence from San Miniato, Italy. Dated ‘June.12th.’ (lower left) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 13 5/8 x 21 ½ in. (34.6 x 54.6 cm.) In 1861 Lear was asked to … Continue reading

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