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 »

A successful evening for the launch of “The Natural History of Edward Lear”
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A successful evening for the launch of “The Natural History of Edward Lear”

Last night we celebrated the launch of “The Natural History of Edward Lear” by Robert McCracken Peck. Please see our previous post to learn more about the publication: https://www.edwardlearsociety.org/natural-history-edward-lear-robert-mccracken-peck/ In the photo from left to right: Derek Johns, Robert McCracken Peck, Nicholas Parsons and Spiro Flamburiari Continue reading »

“For the art lover, the naturalist, the child in your life, a new book on Edward Lear”
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“For the art lover, the naturalist, the child in your life, a new book on Edward Lear”

Follow the link to read Michael Dirda’s review on Robert McCracken’s Peck recent publication “The Natural History of Edward Lear” in today’s Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/for-the-art-lover-the-naturalist-the-child-in-your-life-a-new-book-on-edward-lear/2016/11/23/62ef9dec-adce-11e6-977a-1030f822fc35_story.html We remind you that the author will be at Hatchard’s, Piccadilly, London at 1pm on Wednesday 30th November to sign and launch his book. Continue reading »