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Edward Lear, Monte Libro-Aperto (1883)

Edward Lear, A view of Monte Libro-Aperto, near Abetone, Italy. Inscribed ‘9.30-10. AM/Abetone 20 August 1883′ (lower right), further inscribed ‘Monte Libro-aperto/1900 metres/over 6000 feet’ (lower left), some further colour notes. Pen, ink and watercolour. 32.5 x 50.5cm (12 13/16 x 19 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Lago d’Iseo

Edward Lear, Lago d’Iséo, Lombardy, Italy. Inscribed with the title (lower left), numbered ‘151’ (lower right) and bears the John Peter Cochrance collection stamp (on the mount inside, lower left). Brown ink and watercolour. 16.5 x 22.8cm (6 1/2 x 9in). Following … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Capri from across the Bay at Massa (1840)

Edward Lear, View of Capri from across the Bay at Massa, Italy. Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Edward Lear del. 1840/Capri from Massa’ (lower right) pencil and black chalk heightened with white. 10 x 16 5/8 in. (25.4 x 42.2 cm.) For a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, View of Sorrento (1839)

Edward Lear, View of Sorrento. Signed and dated ‘Edward Lear del./1839′ (lower right) and inscribed ‘Sorrento’ (lower left) pencil and black chalk heightened with white. 9 7/8 x 16 ½ in. (25 x 42 cm.) Lear spent the summer of 1838 travelling … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedatelo and Jenidgé

Two undated watercolours to be auctioned at Bonhams: Pentedatelo (Pentedattilo, Calabria, Italy), signed with monogram. Jenidgé (Macedonia).

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Edward Lear’s First Impressions of Malta (an unpublished letter)

[This previously unpublished letter to his elder sister Ann tells of Edward Lear’s leaving Italy because of the 1848 insurrections; he was on his way to Corfu, where he had been invited by G.F. Bowen. It also contains Lear’s first … Continue reading

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A 1952 Review of “Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria”

Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c. By Edward Lear, Author of “Journals of a Lnadscape Painter in Albania,” &c. ―London: Bentley, 1852. This splendidly got up volume contains a simple but lively and graphic narrative of a … Continue reading

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