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Edward Lear, Civitella di Subiaco

Another picture from Edward Lear’s projected set of Tennyson illustrations which was also realized as a watercolour: “Morn broaden’d on the borders of the dark,” from Tennyson’s A Dream of Fair Women (from Ruth Pitman’s Edwawrd lear’s Tennyson, p. 101). A colour … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedatelo

LEAR Edward,‘Pentedatelo’ (sic. Pentedattilo), Calabria. Ink and watercolour. Signed and inscribed. Lear’s Diary (30th July 1847) ‘ … the wild crags of Pentedatelo particularly arrested our attention…’ A sketch for the ill.opp.p.190, ‘Pentedatilo’, ‘Journals of a landscape painter in Southern … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Val Montone

Edward Lear, Val Montone. Signed ‘E. Lear’ (lower left); signed and inscribed ‘Please write to me soon/Yours Affs/Edward Lear’ (on an old label attached to the reverse); bears inscription (on the reverse). Oil on canvas. 31 x 43.7cm (12 3/16 x 17 3/16in). Provenance Heber-Percy … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Akhridha (1848)

Edward Lear, Akhridha. Inscribed and dated ‘Akhridha/Sept.23./1848’ (lower left); numbered ‘(53)’ (lower right); variously annotated throughout. Pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with white. 27.3 x 43.8cm (10 3/4 x 17 1/4in). Provenance Gilbert Davis Collection. Private collection, UK. Exhibited London, The Fine Art Society, Edward … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Premedi (1857)

Edward Lear, Premedi. Pen, ink and watercolour. Inscribed and dated 17. April. 1857, in glazed gilt frame, 29cm x 49cm. The Saleroom.

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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, Roman Catholic Cemetery at Palaiopolis (1863)

Edward Lear, Roman Catholic Cemetery at Palaiopolis, Kaligoni, Santa Maura. Inscribed l.l.: R.C. cemetery Kaligoni; further inscribed, dated and numbered l.r.: Santa Maria 23 April 1863 5.30 pm / (68). Pen and brown ink and watercolour. 18 by 35cm., 7 by 13¾in. Provenance Martyn Geeff, London; … Continue reading

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