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Edward Lear, San Sabbas (1859)

Edward Lear, San Sabbas. Signed with initials, inscribed and dated ‘San Sabbas/1859’ (lower right). Pen, ink and sepia wash. 20.5 x 30.5cm (8 x 12in). Bonhams.

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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, Plain of Argos from Mycene (1879)

Edward Lear, Plain of Argos from Mycenae. Signed with monogram and dated 1879 (lower left), inscribed ‘Argos from Mycenae/1849 (lower right), also titled beneath mount. Watercolour. 29 x 52.5cm (11 7/16 x 20 11/16in). The present lot is one of a number … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mount Athos (1857)

Edward Lear, Mount Athos. Black chalk, bodycolour, watercolour on paper. 298mm x 466mm. Lower left; Mt. Athos. Signature; lower left, below the above; Edward Lead del. Date; lower left, below the above; 1857 Verso, mount; MT. ATHO. Rev: W.G.C. Clark … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Study of figures and foliage at Frascati (1839)

Edward Lear, Study of figures and foliage at Frascati. Inscribed and dated ‘Frascati./June 8.1839’ (centre right) and inscribed with colour notes (variously throughout). Pencil. 12.4 x 17.2cm (4 7/8 x 6 3/4in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Hubert and Arnold Congreve (1871)

This one is a very unusual picture for Edward Lear, and I think it shows clearly why he avoided placing large human figures in the foreground of his paintings. Here the two boys are drawn in a stiff pose and appear completely separated from … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Mountain Valley

Edward Lear, A Mountain Valley. Inscribed with various artist’s notes. Pencil and ink, unframed . 33.6 x 53.9cm (13 1/4 x 21 1/4in). Bonhams.

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