Friday, 14 April 2017

Edward Lear - part 12


Edward Lear (1812  - 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; making coloured drawings during his journeys, which he reworked later, sometimes as plates for his travel books; as an illustrator of Alfred Tennyson's poems. As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense collections of poems, songs, short stories, botanical drawings, recipes, and alphabets. He also composed and published twelve musical settings of Tennyson's poetry.

For a full biography see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 - 11 also.

This is part 12 of 21- part series on the works of Edward Lear.

1860-61 Italy:


1860 Chiavarfi
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 39.2 x 55 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1860 Lerici
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 33.5 x 49.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1860 Near Sestri Levante
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 35 x 50.3 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1860 Palmaria
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 16.1 x 35.1 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1860 Porto Venere
ink and watercolour on paper 23.2 x 32.4 cm
Tate, London

1860 S. Maria Marinasco
graphite, watercolour and ink on paper 31.1 x 23.8 cm
Tate, London

1860 Sestri Levante
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 32.7 x 49.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1860 Spezia
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 32.3 x 50.3 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1860 Spezia
watercolour, Chinese white and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 54.5 x 36.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1860 Spezia: Fort Santa Maria
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 18.7 x 37.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1861 Bagni di Lucca
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on light blue paper 32.8 x 54 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1861 Bagni di Lucca
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on light grey paper 37.3 x 54.5 cm Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1861 Bagni di Lucca
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on light grey paper 38 x 53.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1861 Lucca
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 36.5 x 54 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1861 View of Florence from Villa Petraja
oil on canvas 47 x 75.5 cm

1861 Villa S. Firenze
ink, graphite and watercolour on paper 22.9 x 35.2 cm
Tate, London
1862-64 Corfu:

1862 Corfu from Gastouri
oil on canvas 34.5 x 54.5 cm

1862 Corfu from the Village of Ascension
oil on canvas 34.5 x 54.5 cm

1862 Falla Near Strongoli, Corfu
pen and brown ink over pencil on blue paper 21.5 x 44.5 cm

1862 Kandoni, Corfu
watercolour on paper 32.4 x 52.1 cm National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1862 Levkimmi
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on tan paper 37.2 x 54.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1862 Levkimmi, Corfu
watercolour on paper 37.5 x 53.6 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1862 Levkimmi: Near Agios Prokopios
watercolour sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 34.7 x 54.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1862 Monastery of the Holy Archangel, Levkimmi, Corfu
watercolour on paper 24.8 x 46 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1862 Palaiokastritza
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 23.6 x 31.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1862 Palaiokastritza
watercolour sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 33 x 54.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1862 Stavros, Corfu
watercolour on paper 32.7 x 49.5 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1863 Fortress San Giorgio, Cephalonia
watercolour on paper 32.4 x 52.4 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1863 Ithaca, from the top of Mount Nirito
watercolour on paper 34.3 x 50.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1863 Kinopiastes, Corfu
watercolour on paper 34.3 x 50.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1863 Kinopiastes, Corfu
watercolour on paper 37.1 x 53.3 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1863 Kithira
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 37 x 55 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1863 Kithira
watercolour on paper 31.1 x 49.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1863 Santa Maura
brush and ink, watercolour, traces of graphite, on wove paper 20.5 x 32 cm

1863 Zante
watercolour on paper 27.6 x 49.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1863c Zante
watercolour over pencil heightened with body-colour on paper 11.5 x 18.5 cm

1864 Corfu
watercolour on paper 32.7 x 49.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1864 Corfu
watercolour with pen and brown ink over pencil heightened with touches of white 34.9 x 54.5 cm

1864 Potamos, Corfu
watercolour on paper 35.6 x 52.1 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1864 View of Ermoupoli, Syros
watercolour 17 x 32 cm

1864-65c View of the Citadel, Corfu
oil on canvas 48.3 x 76.2 cm

1962-65c A Distant View of the Citadel, Corfu
watercolour over pencil, heightened with touches of body-colour and gum arabic 28.5 x 45 cm

1864-65 French and Italian Riviera:

1864 Eza ( Eze )
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on blue paper 36.6 x 53.6 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1864 Finale
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 37 x 54 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1864 Monaco
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 36.4 x 53.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1864 Nice
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 37.4 x 54 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1864-65 View of Villefranche, Côte d’Azure, France
pencil and watercolour heightened with body-colour and with gum arabic 11.7 x 18.4 cm

1864-65c A Distant View of Nice from the Hills
pen and brown ink  and watercolour over pencil heightened with body-colour and gum arabic 15 x 23 cm

1864c Menton
watercolour, with body-colour, touched with white
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1864c Ventimiglia, Italy
pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil 15.2 x 22.9 cm

1865 Cannes and the Esterel Mountains, France
watercolour with pen and brown ink over pencil 35.5 x 55.5 cm

1865 La Napoule
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 36.5 x 55.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1865 Nice, France
pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil heightened with white 37 x 54.3 cm

1865 Villefranche
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on white paper 36.8 x 55 cm Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

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