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September Readings

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has digitized its Edward Lear collection, which consists mostly of letters: 11 to William Holman Hunt, 2 to Luard and one to his sister Ellen from India, among others. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Dedication of His Ionian Islands Book to Evelyn Baring

If you have 3,000 – 4,000 GBP to spend you might be interested in this The Saleroom lot: Greece.- Lear (Edward) Views in the Seven Ionian Islands, signed presentation copy from Lear to Evelyn Baring inscribed “Corfu March 1864” fly-leaf, … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, A Cottage by a Stream (1839)

  Edward Lear, A Cottage by a Stream. Signed and dated May 16th 1839. Pencil, unframed. 25.25 x 36.75cm; 10 x 14½in. Provenance Captain (later Admiral) R.A. Oliver, served in New Zealand, and the south seas, in the late 1840s and early … Continue reading

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Another Edward Lear Letter to Mrs Hankey

Edward Lear:  Autograph letter addressed to Mrs. Hankey, from Rendcomb Park, Cirencester, dated Sept. 1, 1872, 3pp. 8vo., written at speed in his characteristic hand, linking many of the words, concerning commissions for drawings, his movements and an account of a … Continue reading

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An Edward Lear Letter to Mrs Thomson Hankey

Edward Lear: Autograph letter addressed to Mrs. Thomson Hankey, Brambridge Place, Winchester, dated 9 Sept. 1867, on blue paper, 2 pp. 4to, the first page nearly filled (c. 150 x 200mm) with a large drawing of Lear ensconced in a melon-bed … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Monte Generoso (1878)

Edward Lear, Monte Generoso. Inscribed Mte Generoso/24 July. 1878/ 4.30.P.M. (in ink, over his own pencil inscription), pen and brown ink with blue wash, over traces of pencil. 15.5 x 25.5cm. Lear spent six summers at Monte Generoso on the Swiss/Italian … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Goats in a North African Landscape

Edward Lear, Goats in a North African Landscape (Egypt?) Signed with monogram, watercolour and pencil 11 x 17.5cm.

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