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Edward Lear’s Landscape Drawings
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Edward Lear’s Landscape Drawings

By Stephen Duckworth Edward Lear’s Landscape Drawings How many were there ? The project’s objective is to make – an estimate of the number of original dated landscape drawings (as opposed to worked up watercolours) which Lear undertook in a career of over fifty years. No reliable estimate has previously been made of Lear’s work … Continue reading »

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
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The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

Free public lecture Robert McCracken Peck, Curator of Art and Artifacts, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Edward Lear (1812–1888), best known for The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense poetry, was also an accomplished painter of birds, mammals, reptiles, and landscapes, and an adventurous world traveler. His paintings of parrots, macaws, toucans, owls, and other … Continue reading »

Edward Lear & Mount Athos: his visit in 1856
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Edward Lear & Mount Athos: his visit in 1856

One of the most productive of Lear’s travels in terms of high quality landscape drawings was his visit to Mount Athos in Greece in September 1856.  Stephen Duckworth’s new website presents all the current research on that visit.  Lear’s journal has been lost but the site contains transcriptions of his extensive letters to his sister … Continue reading »

A very early Edward Lear coming up at auction
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A very early Edward Lear coming up at auction

Lot 569 at Roseberys London, 5th-6th December 2017 Roseberys in London will be auctioning a very early watercolour by Edward Lear showing a Landscape with a woman by a dwelling. It is signed and dated 1836 and measures 19.1 x1 3.8 cm. For further info click on the link: https://auctions.roseberys.co.uk/m/lot-details/index/catalog/247/lot/103623/?url=%2Fm%2Fsearch%2F%3Fpage%3D3%26key%3D%26cat%3D159%26view%3Dlist Continue reading »