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Edward Lear, The Monastery of Stavronikita, Mount Athos (1856)

Edward Lear, The Monastery of Stavronikita, Mount Athos. Inscribed and dated ‘Stavronikeles.[sic]/ 2. Septr. 1856.’ (lower left) and ‘Ilex a oak’ (lower right), numbered ’42’ (lower right) and ‘1’ (verso)and further inscribed with notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6 … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The portico entrance of a monastery, possibly Vatopaidi, Mount Athos (1856)

Edward Lear, The portico entrance of a monastery, possibly Vatopaidi, Mount Athos. Inscribed in Greek and dated ‘Balo & Paidion[?]/ 18. Sept. 1856.’ (lower right), numbered ’92’ (lower right) and ‘1’ (verso) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, The monastery of Great Lavra, Mount Athos (1856)

Edward Lear, The monastery of Great Lavra, Mount Athos. Inscribed in Greek and dated ‘Lavra./ 6. Septr. 1856.’ and numbered ’26’ twice (lower right) and ‘2’ (verso) and further inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour. 6 ¼ x … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Syra, Greece (1856)

Edward Lear, Syra, Greece. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil. Inscribed and dated lower left: Syra. Octr 4 1856, further inscribed with the artist’s colour notes. 301 by 500 mm. Edward Lear travelled extensively throughout Greece in the 1850s and 1860s … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Helicon and Lake Capais from the Moutains above Kokhino on the Way to Thebes

Edward Lear, Helicon and Lake Capais from the Moutains above Kokhino on the Way to Thebes. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil. Inscribed with the title and the artist’s colour notes. Lear drew this watercolour during his first … 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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Edward Lear, Study of an Ash (1837)

Edward Lear, Study of an Ash. Signed, titled and dated 1837. 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 1850s, charting the … Continue reading

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