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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Konstatmonitou, Mount Athos

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Konstatmonitou, Mount Athos. inscribed in English and Greek and dated ’16.Sept.1856′ and further inscribed in Greek (lower left) and with colour notes throughout. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 13 5/8 x 19 ¼ in. (34.6 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Koutloumousiou, Mount Athos

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Koutloumousiou, Mount Athos. signed with monogram, indistinctly inscribed in Greek and dated ‘Sept.1.1856.’ (lower right) and dated again ‘1.Sept’ (lower left, in pencil). Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 9 1/8 x 12 ½ in. (23.1 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear in Southwold

A new edition of Geoffrey Munn’s Southwold: An Earthly Paradise is now available, though Amazon will be selling it starting on 14 July, and it includes an all-new chapter on Edward Lear’s stay there in 1869 with an interesting interpretation of Lear’s poem … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Pentedattelo (1847)

Edward Lear, Pentedattelo, Calabria. Inscribed and dated ‘Pentidatelo/1 Sept 1847’ (lower left); annotated (throughout). Ink and wash heightened with white over traces of pencil. 20.3 x 29.2cm (8 x 11 1/2in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, View of Rome

Edward Lear, View of Rome. Variously inscribed and annotated. Pencil on paper. 27 x 42cm (10 5/8 x 16 9/16in). Provenance Ex collection of art critic Nicolas Powell (1920-1986). Private collection, UK (thence by descent). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, Amalfi (1844)

Edward Lear, Amalfi . Inscribed and dated ‘Amalfihi/8. June. 1844’ (lower right). Pen and ink over traces of pencil. 48 x 34.5cm (18 7/8 x 13 9/16in). Provenance Ex collection of art critic Nicolas Powell (1920-1986). Private collection, UK (thence by descent). … Continue reading

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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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