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Three Houses in Philates and a Letter to Gastaldi

The letter  was sent to Mr. Gastaldi, the architect who designed Edwar Lear’s two houses in Sanremo some time after 1880, when the building of the second one, Villa Emily had already been concluded. Lear and Gastaldi had evidently discussed … 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, Venice (1865)

Edward Lear, Venice. Pen, ink and watercolour, inscribed “Venice Nov 11 4 pm 1865 (8)”, also with colour annotations throughout 12 x 34cms. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Girgeh on the Nile (1857)

Edward Lear, Girgeh on the Nile. October 1857 (not 1859 as in the auction post, not sure on the day either) Sold with: Edward Lear, Figures in a Mountain Landscape. 4 June 1852. The Saleroom.

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Not by Edward Lear

If, like me, you sometimes visit ArtUK to see if there is anything new by Edward Lear, you might have noticed that there are two paintings which look completely different from his other ones. A few days ago Matt Bevis … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Ithaca (1863)

Edward Lear, Ithaca. Inscribed with title and dated 1 May 1863 2.30pm, numbered ‘114’, pen, ink and watercolour and inscribed with notes, 33 x 49cm. The Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum Oxford label verso. Mallam’s Oxford.

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Edward Lear, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (1867)

Edward Lear, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt. Titled Abu Simbl, dated 9-10AM, 9 Feby 1867, and numbered 382 once in pencil and once in ink, also inscribed with artist’s notes. Pen, brown ink, pencil and watercolour 25.5 x 54cm; 10 x … Continue reading

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