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Edward Lear, El Koorneh (1854)

Edward Lear, El Koorneh, Egypt. Titled and dated ’19.Feby, 1854′ lower left and with annotations pencil, pen and brown ink and wash on off-white paper 12 x 42.50cm (5 x 17in). Provenance Spink & Son Ltd., 5, 6, 7 King Street, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Visits the Baths of Titus

Edward Lear, ‘Baths of Titus’. Pencil, pen and ink. Inscribed and dated, Feb. 4 (18)40. 3.5×5 inches. These should be the Roman Baths of Titus. Lear mentions what I think are different Baths of Titus near Civita Ducale, which he visited … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Italian Hill-Top Town

Edward Lear, Landscape of an Italian hill-top town. Ca. 1838, unsigned. Pen and black ink, gouache, over pencil, on blue wove paper, 104 x 160 mm. (4″ x 6.25″), inscribed verso “117/ upright/Top,” corners trimmed by the artist, the sheet … Continue reading

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Edwarad Lear, Italian Lady

Edward Lear, Portrait of a lady in traditional Italian dress, seated with lake beyond [recto]; Head study and inscription in pencil [verso]. Watercolor over pencil. Dated Jan. 17th, 1838, unsigned. 227 x 140 mm. (8.75″ x 5.5″), inscribed verso “14/ upright/ … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Amalfi

I do not know how I could forget to mention that the catalogue I contributed to is now available on Amazon.it, but not from the other stores: My contributions are a general introduction to Lear’s life up to 1844, his … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Plain of Damascus (1855)

Edward Lear, Plain of Damascus coming from Hermon. Inscribed with title lower left, signed with initials lower right, 28th May 1855. Watercolour, 14.5cm x 21.5cm. The Saleroom.

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Edward Lear, Middle Eastern Landscape

Edward Lear, Middle Eastern landscape with figure approaching a ruined tower and classical columns in the distance, signed with monogram, and dated 1873, watercolour with scratching out, 10 x 20cm; and companion, a pair (2). [This one might well be a … Continue reading

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