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Edward Lear, Civitella di Subiaco

Another picture from Edward Lear’s projected set of Tennyson illustrations which was also realized as a watercolour: “Morn broaden’d on the borders of the dark,” from Tennyson’s A Dream of Fair Women (from Ruth Pitman’s Edwawrd lear’s Tennyson, p. 101). A colour … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedatelo

LEAR Edward,‘Pentedatelo’ (sic. Pentedattilo), Calabria. Ink and watercolour. Signed and inscribed. Lear’s Diary (30th July 1847) ‘ … the wild crags of Pentedatelo particularly arrested our attention…’ A sketch for the ill.opp.p.190, ‘Pentedatilo’, ‘Journals of a landscape painter in Southern … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Val Montone

Edward Lear, Val Montone. Signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower left); signed and inscribed ‘Please write to me soon/Yours Affs/Edward Lear’ (on an old label attached to the reverse); bears inscription (on the reverse). Oil on canvas. 31 x 43.7cm (12 3/16 x 17 3/16in). Provenance Heber-Percy … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Albenga from the Railway (1880)

Edward Lear, Albenga from the Railway. Pen, pencil and brown ink with watercolour on paper, 13×7.5cm, framed and glazed. Provenance Christies May 1972 The Saleroom. “day was was sloping toward his western bower” is from the last stanza of Tennyson’s “Mariana” … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Bay of Naples (1840)

Edward Lear, The Bay of Naples, Italy. Inscribed, signed and dated l.r.: Napoli,/ Edward Lear/ 7.07.1840.- pencil heightened with white on blue paper. 17 by 24cm., 6¾ by 9½in. Sotheby’s.

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Edward Lear, Pentedattilo

Edward Lear, Pentedattilo, Calabria. Signed with monogram (lower right); inscribed ‘Pentedatilo’ (lower left). Watercolour . 9.8 x 19.7cm (3 7/8 x 7 3/4in). Provenance Private collection UK. Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Convent near Soracte (1843)

Edward Lear, Convent near Soracte. Signed, inscribed with title and dated 1843 l.l., pencil heightened with white on grey paper 9 x 17cm Provenance: With Abbott & Holder, London. The Saleroom.

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