Friday, 5 May 2017

Edward Lear - part 21

1988 UK Postage stamp issued on the centenary of Lear's death

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 - 20 also.

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


Undated images:

n.d. British Philae
oil on canvas 24 x 46 cm

n.d. Cefalu, Sicily
watercolour 11.5 x 18 cm

n.d. Cervara, Rome, Italy
hand-coloured lithograph

n.d. Church of the SS. Quattro Coronati, Rome
watercolour and graphite on paper 23.5 x 32.4 cm
Tate, London

n.d. Collepardo, Italy
lithograph
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

n.d. Corfu from Pantaleone
watercolour on paper 18.1 x 38.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

n.d. Delphi, Greece
watercolour 12 x 19 cm

n.d. Fountain of the Sea-Horses in the Garden of the Villa Borghese, Rome
graphite on paper 23.5 x 33.7 cm
Tate, London

n.d. Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
pencil and watercolour heightened with white 17 x 37 cm

n.d. Landscape with a Stream and a Footbridge
watercolour over pencil on wove paper 16.4 x 32.5 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

n.d. Lugano, Switzerland
watercolour with touches of gum arabic 12.3 x 18.6 cm

n.d. Mount Olympus, Greece
watercolour over traces of pencil 13.2 x 26.4 cm

n.d. Mt. Aeta ( from Lamia ), Greece
brush and grey wash on paper 9.5 x 14.6 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

n.d. Olevano, Italy
lithograph

n.d. Pamvotis Lake looking towards Aslan Pasha Mosque, Ioannina
watercolour and gouache over pencil 16.5 x 26 cm

n.d. Phyle Attica, Greece
watercolour and gouache heightened with gum arabic 16.5 x 26 cm

n.d. Ponte del Vecchio, Corsica
pen and black ink with wash, white gouache and graphite on paper 13.4 x 20.9 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

n.d. Ponte delle Maddalena, Bagni di Lucca
watercolour 16 x 25.5 cm

n.d. Porta Maggiore, Rome
gouache and watercolour on paper 23.5 x 38.4 cm
Tate, London

n.d. Rocca Giovane, Italy
lithograph

n.d. S. Francesco di Paola
graphite and watercolour on paper 15.6 x 10.8 cm
Tate, London

n.d. San Miniato al Monte
graphite, watercolour and ink on paper
Tate, London

n.d. Santa Maria Della Salute from across the Bacino, Venice
watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of body-colour 11.5 x 17.5 cm

n.d. Sparta
watercolour on paper 17.1 x 37.5 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

n.d. The Baths of Trajan, Rome
watercolour and graphite on paper 23.5 x 30.2 cm
Tate, London

n.d. The Dead Sea, Jordan
watercolour and body-colour, heightened with white 17.7 x 37.5 cm

n.d. The Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
pen and ink and watercolour over pencil on paper 34.9 x 50.1 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

n.d. The Walls of Constantinople
pencil and watercolour heightened with white 17 x 37.2 cm

n.d. Tivoli
lithograph
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

n.d. Valetta, Malta
watercolour over pencil heightened with body-colour 11.3 x 18.3 cm

n.d. Via Porta Pinciana, Rome
colour lithograph

n.d. View from Monte Generoso
watercolour heightened with white on paper 17.1 x 37.5 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

n.d. View of Florence from San Miniato, Italy
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour 34.6 x 54.6 cm

n.d. View of Menton from across the Bay
pencil, watercolour and body-colour 16.5 x 26 cm

n.d. View of Mount Sinai
watercolour with some white tempera, over pencil, on cream-coloured wove paper 17.8 x 37.6 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

n.d. View of the Bay of Ragusa ( now Dubrovnik )
watercolour on paper 16.8 x 26.3 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

n.d. Wady Halfeh, Nile, Nubia
brush and grey wash on paper 9.5 x 14.6 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

n.d. Woman with Two Children in a Landscape
pen and brown ink with pink, blue and orange watercolour on paper 11.3 x 8.6 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City



n.d. Letter to Mrs Ellen Rawson
Letters to a patron. Ellen Rawson was married to William Henry Rawson, a wealthy banker, landowner, and prominent citizen of Halifax. She was a keen collector of the work of various living artists, and this correspondence begins after her purchase of a view of "Beirut" by Lear. 

n.d. Limerick "There was a old Archbishop of Dublin"
ink on paper 8.6 x 10.5 cm

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