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Two More Worth Reading on Edward Lear

A few weeks ago, Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture published a long article by D. Graham Burnett on Edward Lear’s “The Dong with a Luminous Nose” in its “The Nose” Issue 64, pp. 84-91: “The Luminosity of the … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Lear-Lover: More to Read

Matthew Bevis’s fourth post on “Aspects of Edward Lear” is now available at the Houghton Library blog: it is concerned with nonsense incursions into Lear’s serious drawings. Here is a full list of Matthrew’s articles: I, II, III, IV. Michael … Continue reading

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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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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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