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Edward Lear Letters under the Hammer

Several letters by Edward Lear were auctioned last September at Forum Auctions. I would be interested in knowing where they ended up, especially the two containing nonsense and pictures. One from 1848 to Charles Church on their travels in Greece … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nave of Arundel Church

“Nave of Arundel Church,” from M.A. Tierney, The History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel: Including the Biography of Its Earls, from the Conquest to the Present Time. London: G. And W. Nicol, 1834. Volume 2, facing p. … 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, Tower at Boppard on the Rhine (1838)

Edward Lear, Tower at Boppard on the Rhine. Black chalk, heightened with white, on light blue-grey paper. Signed and dated 1838 lower right. Inscribed March lower left. 25.5 x 17 cm. (10 x 6 3/4 in). Provenance: with The Fine Art Society, London (gallery … 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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