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Georgiana Peel’s Recollections of Edward Lear

Lady Georgiana Peel, née Lady Georgiana Adelaide Russell, (1836-1922) was Archibald Peel’s second wife; he was a friend Edward Lear frequently mentioned in the diaries. A book of her memoirs was published in 1920 by her daughter; unfortunately, the editing … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s First Impressions of Malta (an unpublished letter)

[This previously unpublished letter to his elder sister Ann tells of Edward Lear’s leaving Italy because of the 1848 insurrections; he was on his way to Corfu, where he had been invited by G.F. Bowen. It also contains Lear’s first … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Malta, Corfu, and Lake Maggiore

I have received John Varriano’s new book on Edward Lear in Malta, a gorgeous addition to the recent fashion of books and / or exhibitions on Lear’s travels to different parts of the world. This beautiful oblong volume contains a detailed … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Malta

The exhibition curated by John Varriano on Edward Lear’s Malta watercolours, Edward Lear: Watercolours and Words, has opened at Palazzo Falson, Mdina, and will be on until 4 January 2015 (here is an article from The Malta Independent). Professor Varriano, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mtahleb, Malta (1866)

Edward Lear, Mtahleb, Malta. Inscribed ‘Emtachleb, Malta’, dated ’11 am Feby 3 1866′ and numbered 52, further inscribed with extensive colour notes. Watercolour heightened with bodycolour. 36.2 53.3 cm. (14 1/4 x 21 in.) Provenance: William Rothenstein. Sir John Rothenstein. Lear’s final … Continue reading

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More to Read on Lear and Nonsense

When I last posted news of essays on Edward Lear I forgot to mention the following I learned about from John Varriano’s essay: Fiorentino, Emmanuel. “Edward Lear in Malta.” Proceedings of History Week 1984  (1986): 33-40. Available online as a … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mdina (1866)

  Edward Lear, Mdina or Citta Vecchia, Malta. Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Citta Vecchia./Malta/January 28. 1866./ 11-12 AM./ (34)’ (lower right) and variously inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on buff paper 13 x 20½ … Continue reading

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