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Thomas Uwins, A Hop Picker at Farnham

Thomas Uwins (NOT Unwins) was James Uwins’s uncle: the latter, probably on the recommendation of his relative, travelled with Edward Lear to Naples, Amalfi and finally to La Cava. In addition to the introduction on Lear, I wrote a short … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Generoso (1879)

Edward Lear, Monte Generoso. Pen and brown ink, inscribed and dated 1879, 25cm x 52cm. Illustrated. The Saleroom. With thanks to Stephen Duckworth.

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Edward Lear, Portrait of a Lady in Traditional Italian Dress (1838)

An unusual portrait by Edward Lear. Edward Lear, Portrait of a lady in traditional Italian dress, seated with lake beyond [recto]; Head study and inscription [verso]. Watercolour, over graphite, dated ‘Jan 17th/ 1838′ lower left, 227 x 140 mm. (8 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Massa Looking towards Vesuvius (1839)

Edward Lear, Massa Looking towards Vesuvius. Signed and dated l.r.: Edward Lear del. / 1839.; inscribed with the title l.l.: Massa. looking towards/ Vesuvius.;signed and inscribed on an old label attached to the reverse: Vesuvius from Massa Chalk Drawing / made for R. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Learns to Ride a Horse

The British Museum’s curator comments for no. 1970,0411 reads: The following text is from the label for the display at the British Museum ‘Watercolours and Drawings by Edward Lear: a Bicentennial Celebration’: In 1842 Lear made a tour of the Abruzzi, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Palermo from Pares (1859)

Edward Lear, Palermo from Pares. Inscribed Palermo/ fr. Pares/ April 6-/59, pen and ink and watercolour and pale blue/grey paper. 21 x 35cm. * Lear was not in Palermo on April 6th, 1859 so the date might have been confused. Lawrences.

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Edward Lear, Monte Generoso (1878)

Edward Lear, Monte Generoso, Italy. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil. Inscribed and dated: Monte Generoso / 5. August 1878/ 2-4 pm./ (& 6th 10-11.30/am) and further inscribed with colour notes. 380 by 542 mm Monte Generoso is situated on the … Continue reading

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