Tag Archives: Italy

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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Edward Lear, Mt. Etna from near Carlentini (1852)

Edward Lear, Mt. Etna from near Carlentini. Pen and ink, signed, titled and dated 1852, 23cm x 28.5cm. The Saleroom.

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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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