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Edward Lear, View of Rome

Edward Lear, View of Rome. Variously inscribed and annotated. Pencil on paper. 27 x 42cm (10 5/8 x 16 9/16in). Provenance Ex collection of art critic Nicolas Powell (1920-1986). Private collection, UK (thence by descent). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Amalfi (1844)

Edward Lear, Amalfi . Inscribed and dated ‘Amalfihi/8. June. 1844’ (lower right). Pen and ink over traces of pencil. 48 x 34.5cm (18 7/8 x 13 9/16in). Provenance Ex collection of art critic Nicolas Powell (1920-1986). Private collection, UK (thence by descent). … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Stylida (1848)

Edward Lear, Stylida, Greece. Inscribed and dated twice ‘Stylida/26.June.1848’ (lower left and in pencil lower right), also inscribed ‘(84)’ (lower right) with further annotations throughout. Pen and ink and watercolour. 14 x 23.2cm (5 1/2 x 9 1/8in). Provenance Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains (1865)

Edward Lear, Cannes and the Esterel Mountains, France. Watercolor with pen and brown ink over traces of pencil; inscribed lower left: Cannes. 8 April 8am 1865, extensively inscribed with color notes. 355 by 555 mm; 13 7/8  by 21 7/8  in. Lear drew … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Plains of Bethany

Edward Lear, The Plains of Bethany. Signed with monogram (lower left). Oil on canvas. 9 ½ x 18 3/8 in. (24.1 x 47.6 cm.) Jerusalem, with its powerful biblical associations, was the goal of many artist-travellers to the Near East in the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Forest of Bavella

Edward Lear, The Forest of Bavella. Oil on canvas. 57 ½ by 94 ½ in. (146 x 240 cm.), circa 1878-1888. This monumental view of the pine forest of Bavella, in southern Corsica, is the largest of three known oil paintings that Lear … Continue reading

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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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