Tag Archives: Italy

Edward Lear, Cefalu, Sicily

Edward Lear, Cefalu, Sicily. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour. 11.5 x 18cm (4 1/2 x 7 1/16in). Lear visited Sicily on two occasions: in the Spring of 1842 and in the early summer of 1847; in the later visit he … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice

Edward Lear, The entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice. Inscribed ‘Venice. Nov. 12. [1865?] 7.20.am. (11)’ (lower right). Pencil and watercolour on paper. 6 1/8 x 10 in. (15.5 x 25.4 cm.) Christie’s.

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Edward Lear, Ravenna

Edward Lear, Ravenna. Inscribed ‘Ravenna.’ (lower left). Wwatercolour and gum arabic. 16.5 x 26.3cm (6 1/2 x 10 3/8in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Ravenna (1867)

Edward Lear, ‘Ravenna.’ Inscribed and dated ‘Ravenna.May 5.1867.8AM.’ (lower left), numbered ‘(13)’ (lower right) and inscribed with various colour notes. Pen and watercolour. 15.4 x 25cm (6 1/16 x 9 13/16in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, L’Aquila (1845)

Edward Lear, L’Aquila, 1845. Black chalk, touches of pencil, wash, heightened with white, on light grey paper. Signed and dated 1845 lower left, inscribed Aquila lower left. 14 x 28 cm. (5 1/2 x 11 in), corners trimmed. Provenance: John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866); … Continue reading

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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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