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View of Corfu – Bonhams London
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View of Corfu – Bonhams London

A wonderful oil of Corfu by Edward Lear will be sold at Bonhams in London on 2nd March 2016. See below for more information or click on the following link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/23166/preview_lot/4894306/ A View of Corfu signed, inscribed and dated ‘Corfu/ELear./1856′ (lower right) oil on canvas 26.5 x 49.5cm (10 7/16 x 19 1/2in). Estimate: £40,000-60,000 … Continue reading »

Travel & Nonsense: The Genius of Edward Lear – lecture 24th October 2015
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Travel & Nonsense: The Genius of Edward Lear – lecture 24th October 2015

Dr. Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will be giving a lecture on Edward Lear at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Saturday 24th October 2015.  The talk will explore the originality and charm of this uniquely versatile artist. Please follow the link for more information http://rrm.co.uk/events/nature-and-nonsense-the-genius-of-edward-lear Continue reading »

Lear Collectors: Who are they?
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Lear Collectors: Who are they?

Article by Stephen Duckworth What do we know about the collectors of Edward Lear’s landscape drawings?   As I worked a few years ago on the provenance of the 185 numbered drawings Lear made on his only visit to Crete in 1864 (see  www.edwardlearandcrete.weebly.com) I was struck by the fragmented state of our knowledge, but also … Continue reading »

Edward Lear in Malta
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Edward Lear in Malta

EDWARD LEAR: WATERCOLOURS AND WORDS The exhibition ‘Edward Lear: Watercolours and Words’ opened at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum in Mdina, Malta on 18th October 2014. Edward Lear’s travels were motivated by his desire to escape the damp winters of his native London and by his incessant search for new landscapes to paint. On his way to … Continue reading »

Town Mouse visits the Edward Lear Society
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Town Mouse visits the Edward Lear Society

Clive Aslet – A Nod to nonsense Poor Edward Lear. Like other humourists, this beguiling man, with his affinity for childhood and genius for nonsense, was never completely happy. Blame the parenting. Married to a rackety stockbroker, his mother gave him to be brought up by his eldest sister, Ann. Lear’s later relationships with women … Continue reading »