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Edward Lear, Cefalu, Sicily

Edward Lear, Cefalu, Sicily. Signed with monogram (lower left). Watercolour. 11.5 x 18cm (4 1/2 x 7 1/16in). Lear visited Sicily on two occasions: in the Spring of 1842 and in the early summer of 1847; in the later visit he … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Plain of Argos from Mycene (1879)

Edward Lear, Plain of Argos from Mycenae. Signed with monogram and dated 1879 (lower left), inscribed ‘Argos from Mycenae/1849 (lower right), also titled beneath mount. Watercolour. 29 x 52.5cm (11 7/16 x 20 11/16in). The present lot is one of a number … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Malta

I wrote the review below exactly one year ago for a newsletter of the Edward Lear Society that never appeared. Even though it is too late to visit the exhibition, you may still be able to order the book: it contains the … Continue reading

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“A Master of the Faux Demotic”

Would you believe this is a characterization of Edward Lear? Miller, Sam. A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes. London: Vintage Books, 2014. 184: Edward Lear, the English illustrator and poet, a master of the faux demotic and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Gozo

A new essay on Edward Lear has been added to the bibliography: Tabone, Joseph Attard. “Edward Lear in Gozo, March 1866.” Every Traveller Needs a Compass: Travel and Collecting in Egypt and the Near East. Eds. Cooke, Neil and Vanessa … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Temple of Apollo at Bassae (1854)

Edward Lear, The Temple of Apollo at Bassae. Oil on Canvas. 146.4cm x 229.5cm. Monogram; lower right; EL. Date; lower right; 1854-55. Stretcher, verso; paint; Box 9. Stretcher, verso; graphite; 30. Label; stretcher, verso; printed; MAN. Stamp; canvas, verso; with … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mount Athos (1857)

Edward Lear, Mount Athos. Black chalk, bodycolour, watercolour on paper. 298mm x 466mm. Lower left; Mt. Athos. Signature; lower left, below the above; Edward Lead del. Date; lower left, below the above; 1857 Verso, mount; MT. ATHO. Rev: W.G.C. Clark … Continue reading

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