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Two Edward Lear Parrakeets

Edward Lear, Brown’s Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 40 x 29 cm. Plate 20 of Lear’s Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae. Edward Lear, New Holland Parrakeet (c. 1831). Watercolour and pencil on paper. 45.3 x 29 cm. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Nice (1865)

Edward Lear, Nice, France. Pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil heightened with white; inscribed in ink lower right: Nice. / 2.= 3. P.M. / 8 January 1865 / (18) the 4ground olive section / brown dark – off … Continue reading

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Mrs Jayfer, Millais, Dicky doyle and Wilkie Collins in an Edward Lear Letter

Among the many subjects touched in the letter to Henry Bruce, Lord Aberdare transcribed below from the scans available on the Florida State University website, is Edward Lear’s statement that the second part of “Mr and Mrs Discobbolos” was suggested … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Ravenna

Edward Lear, Ravenna. Inscribed ‘Ravenna.’ (lower left). Wwatercolour and gum arabic. 16.5 x 26.3cm (6 1/2 x 10 3/8in). Bonhams.

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Edward Lear, View of Abu Simbel (1867)

Edward Lear, View of Abu Simbel. Signed with monogram and dated 1884 (lower right), inscribed ‘The Temples of Ipsambl. Feby 8. 1867′ (lower left), further inscribed ’14. Temples of Ipsambl.’ on the reverse. Watercolour. 9 x 17.5cm (3 9/16 x 6 7/8in). … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Malacca Parakeet

Edward Lear, A Malacca Parakeet, Palaeornis Malaccensis, an illustration for Prideaux J. Selby’s Natural History of Parrots, Edinburgh,W. H. Lizars; 1836. Signed and inscribed ‘E. Lear fct.’ (vertically from branch), inscribed ‘Plate 3d’ (upper left), and ‘Palaeornis Malaccensis/Plate’ (lower centre), indistinctly inscribed … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Ravenna (1867)

Edward Lear, ‘Ravenna.’ Inscribed and dated ‘Ravenna.May 5.1867.8AM.’ (lower left), numbered ‘(13)’ (lower right) and inscribed with various colour notes. Pen and watercolour. 15.4 x 25cm (6 1/16 x 9 13/16in). Bonhams.

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