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Painter, Bird painter, Lithographer, Comiczeichner, b. 1812 - d. 1888

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                • EDWARD LEAR (1812 - 1888)
                  May. 29, 2024

                  EDWARD LEAR (1812 - 1888)

                  Est: £100 - £200

                  EDWARD LEAR (1812-1888) London: Aurum Press Ltd. 1990 12 reproduction antique plates in mounts ready for framing

                  Chiswick Auctions
                • After Edward Lear (English, 1812-1888)
                  May. 23, 2024

                  After Edward Lear (English, 1812-1888)

                  Est: £200 - £300

                  After Edward Lear (English, 1812-1888) Palaeornis Rosaceus, [Roseate Parakeet], hand coloured lithograph on wove paper, drawn and lithographed by Edward Lear, printed by Charles Hullmandel framed, 18 x 13in. (45.7 x 33cm.).*Originally from Edward Lear's first published work 'Illustrations of the Family Psittacidae, or Parrots', 1830-32.

                  Martel Maides
                • Framed Hand-colored Engraving by Edward Lear from Prideaux John Selby's 'The Natural History of Parrots' Plate 22
                  Apr. 24, 2024

                  Framed Hand-colored Engraving by Edward Lear from Prideaux John Selby's 'The Natural History of Parrots' Plate 22

                  Est: $100 - $300

                  Prideaux John Selby (England, 1788 – 1867) ornithologist, botanist and natural history artist. Edward Lear (England, 1812–1888) artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, who is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This piece is plate 22 Orange-WInged Lorikeet native of the Sandwich Islands. Approx. 20 tall x 16.5 wide x 3 deep inches.

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                • Framed Hand-colored Engraving by Edward Lear from Prideaux John Selby's 'The Natural History of Parrots' Plate 2
                  Apr. 24, 2024

                  Framed Hand-colored Engraving by Edward Lear from Prideaux John Selby's 'The Natural History of Parrots' Plate 2

                  Est: $100 - $300

                  Prideaux John Selby (England, 1788 – 1867) ornithologist, botanist and natural history artist. Edward Lear (England, 1812–1888) artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, who is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This piece is plate 2 Alexandrine ring Parakeet native of the Island of Ceylon. Approx. 20 tall x 16.5 wide x 3 deep inches.

                  Absolute Auction Gallery
                • Lear & Gould - Peregrine Falcon
                  Apr. 20, 2024

                  Lear & Gould - Peregrine Falcon

                  Est: $1,000 - $2,000

                  This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s The Birds of Europe. The work was published in London between 1832 and 1837. John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Gould is believed to have done the original sketches for all of the plates. The majority of this work is believed to have been drawn and lithographed by Elizabeth Gould. It was also the first time Gould employed the masterful Edward Lear. "There is no doubt that Edward Lear was the first person to understand the art of lithography, and to use it to its fullest potential. It was a legacy that granted the fabled works of Gould their success, and took them into the forefront of nineteenth-century illustration" (Tree). Of Lear's lithographs: "they are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, … it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman)

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                • Lear & Gould - Rough-legged Buzzard
                  Apr. 20, 2024

                  Lear & Gould - Rough-legged Buzzard

                  Est: $1,000 - $2,000

                  This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s The Birds of Europe. The work was published in London between 1832 and 1837. John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Gould is believed to have done the original sketches for all of the plates. The majority of this work is believed to have been drawn and lithographed by Elizabeth Gould. It was also the first time Gould employed the masterful Edward Lear. "There is no doubt that Edward Lear was the first person to understand the art of lithography, and to use it to its fullest potential. It was a legacy that granted the fabled works of Gould their success, and took them into the forefront of nineteenth-century illustration" (Tree). Of Lear's lithographs: "they are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, … it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman)

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                • LEAR (Edward).
                  Apr. 16, 2024

                  LEAR (Edward).

                  Est: €200 - €300

                  Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c. Londres, Richard Bentley, 1851. Grand in-8, bradel percaline bleue estampée, dos lisse orné, non rogné (Reliure de l'éditeur). Édition originale, illustrée d'une carte en frontispice et de 20 planches dessinées et lithographiées en deux tons par l'auteur. Restauration grossière au dos, légèrement passé ; charnière intérieure renforcée ; rousseurs et reports de gravures. Abbey, Travel, 45 – Blackmer, n°1318.

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                • EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888), THE VIA APPIA IN THE ROMAN CAMPAGNA
                  Apr. 09, 2024

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888), THE VIA APPIA IN THE ROMAN CAMPAGNA

                  Est: £2,000 - £3,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888)THE VIA APPIA IN THE ROMAN CAMPAGNAWatercolour heightened with white Signed with monogram, titled and dated 1838 (lower left) 10 x 20cm (3¾ x 7¾ in.)Provenance: Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd., London (no. 46917)Agnew's Gallery, London (CM10286)

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                • Edward Lear (1812-1888)
                  Mar. 20, 2024

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888)

                  Est: £2,000 - £3,000

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) The Abbey of Santo Spirito at Sulmona signed lower right 'E. Lear del. 1844' and inscribed lower left 'Abbadia di S. Spirito' black chalk, pencil and stump heightened with white on buff paper 8.5 x 15cm Provenance: John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866), Thence by descent until 2015 Literature: Edward Lear's Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 1846, engraved by J. Whimper, as vignette, p.30 The Abbey of Santo Spirito stands about five kilometres outside the town of Sulmona at the base of Monte Morrone. The present monastery was built in the early 18th century, after an earthquake all but destroyed the original 13th century building. `Below the solitary hermitage is the Monastery of S. Spirito, founded by Pope Celestino V, but now used as a poor-house for the three Abruzzi. It is a picturesque edifice, some distance from the high-road; and its tall campanile is seen all over the Pianura of Solmona' (see Literature, pp.30-31)

                  Cheffins
                • Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Jerusalem
                  Mar. 13, 2024

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Jerusalem

                  Est: £2,500 - £3,500

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Jerusalem inscribed and dated 'Jerusalem/april.28.1858./(too cold to finish it)' (lower right) and variously annotated in pencil pen and brown ink, pencil and sepia wash 20.6 x 31.1cm (8 1/8 x 12 1/4in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

                  Bonhams
                • Lear (Edward, 1812-1888). The Quarries of Assouan, Egypt, 1867
                  Mar. 13, 2024

                  Lear (Edward, 1812-1888). The Quarries of Assouan, Egypt, 1867

                  Est: £3,000 - £4,000

                  Lear (Edward, 1812-1888). The Quarries of Assouan, Egypt, 1867 * Lear (Edward, 1812-1888). The Quarries of Assouan, Egypt, 1867, pen and brown ink over pencil, heightened with watercolour and bodycolour, inscribed by the artist 'Quarries of Assouan AM-11.30-1.pm, January 27. 1867' lower left, additional colour note in ink to centre of lower margin, and number (242) to lower right corner, 29 cm x 53 cm (11 3/4 x 20 3/4 ins), framed and glazed (54.7 x 77.5 cm) QTY: (1) NOTE: Provenance: Mrs R. K. Judges, The Fine Art Society, London by 1933; Estate of Martin R. Davies, Bristol. This large-scale on the spot drawing dates from Lear's second and final trip of 1867. Lear had arrived in Cairo at the beginning of the year. He quickly moved to Luxor, where he met up with cousin Archie Jones. The pair travelled down the Nile where they reached their most southern point, the second cataract, on 4 February. They stopped at Aswan for two days and Lear made a series of drawings, including the present work which shows the ancient granite quarries. The drawing is topographically very accurate, its most important feature being the unfinished obelisk shown in the background.

                  Dominic Winter Auctions
                • Lear & Gould - Sulphur-and-white-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos Vitellinus)
                  Mar. 09, 2024

                  Lear & Gould - Sulphur-and-white-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos Vitellinus)

                  Est: $3,000 - $6,000

                  This exquisite lithograph is from John Gould's A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans, published between 1833 and 1835 Many consider this work to contain the most stunning images Gould ever produced. The toucans are represented with true-to-life details. Rich, luminous colors and splendid composition combine to make the Toucans come to life on the page. Gould was the foremost bird artist and publisher in Great Britain, publishing over 15 folio sets. He employed the best artists of his day to complete his works. A Monograph of the Ramphastidae features lithographs after Gould himself, his wife Elizabeth, Edward Lear, H. C. Richter, and W. Hart. The toucan family is limited to Mexico, Central and South America and some West Indian islands. The first time that any member of the family was described was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in his "de la natural hystoria de las Indias" (Toledo, 1526, chapter 42), in 1555 Pierre Belon included an illustration of its beak in his "L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux" (Paris, 1555, p.184). Andre Thevet first used the name 'Toucan' with a long description, and a woodcut of a whole bird, in his "Singularitez de la France" (Paris, 1555, pp.88-90). The Latin name "Burhynchus" or "Ramphestes" (in reference to the size of the beak) was suggested by Conrad Gesner ("Icones Avium", 1560, p.130), and Linnaeus later adopted Aldrovandus' corrupted form of the latter ("Ramphastos") which is how the family was still recognized at the time of the publication of the present image.

                  Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
                • Lear & Gould - Royal Aracari or Toucan (Pteroglossus Regalis)
                  Mar. 09, 2024

                  Lear & Gould - Royal Aracari or Toucan (Pteroglossus Regalis)

                  Est: $3,000 - $6,000

                  This exquisite lithograph is from John Gould's A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans, published between 1833 and 1835 Many consider this work to contain the most stunning images Gould ever produced. The toucans are represented with true-to-life details. Rich, luminous colors and splendid composition combine to make the Toucans come to life on the page. Gould was the foremost bird artist and publisher in Great Britain, publishing over 15 folio sets. He employed the best artists of his day to complete his works. A Monograph of the Ramphastidae features lithographs after Gould himself, his wife Elizabeth, Edward Lear, H. C. Richter, and W. Hart. The toucan family is limited to Mexico, Central and South America and some West Indian islands. The first time that any member of the family was described was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in his "de la natural hystoria de las Indias" (Toledo, 1526, chapter 42), in 1555 Pierre Belon included an illustration of its beak in his "L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux" (Paris, 1555, p.184). Andre Thevet first used the name 'Toucan' with a long description, and a woodcut of a whole bird, in his "Singularitez de la France" (Paris, 1555, pp.88-90). The Latin name "Burhynchus" or "Ramphestes" (in reference to the size of the beak) was suggested by Conrad Gesner ("Icones Avium", 1560, p.130), and Linnaeus later adopted Aldrovandus' corrupted form of the latter ("Ramphastos") which is how the family was still recognized at the time of the publication of the present image.

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                • Italy.- Lear (Edward) Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 2 vol. comprising first and second series, first edition, 1846.
                  Mar. 07, 2024

                  Italy.- Lear (Edward) Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 2 vol. comprising first and second series, first edition, 1846.

                  Est: £800 - £1,200

                  Italy.- Lear (Edward) Illustrated Excursions in Italy, 2 vol., comprising first and second series, first edition, half-titles, 55 tinted lithographs, 2 maps, illustrations, 4pp. musical score at end vol. 2, advertisements at end vol. 2, tissue-guards, scattered spotting, half-title, one or two plates, one map and several ff. with tears and expert repairs, gutta-percha perished with plates loose or becoming so, original green cloth, lightly sunned spines, rubbed, bumping to corners and extremities, [Abbey Travel 172], 4to, 1846.

                  Forum Auctions - UK
                • Europe.- Lear (Edward) Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c., first edition, 1852; and others by the same (3).
                  Mar. 07, 2024

                  Europe.- Lear (Edward) Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c., first edition, 1852; and others by the same (3).

                  Est: £300 - £400

                  Europe.- Lear (Edward) Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c., half-title, 20 lithographs, 2 maps, previous owner's pencil signature to title and front pastedown, scattered marginal spotting, cracked hinges, 1852; Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c., 20 tinted lithographs, one map, scattered marginal spotting, 1851; first editions, original cloth, rubbed, bumping to corners and extremities, rubbed and worn ; Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica, first edition, plates and illustrations, one map, scattered spotting, original cloth, a little rubbed, bumping to corners and extremities, 1870; [Abbey Travel 175 & 45], large 8vo.

                  Forum Auctions - UK
                • Edward Lear, hand-colored parrot lithograph
                  Mar. 06, 2024

                  Edward Lear, hand-colored parrot lithograph

                  Est: $200 - $300

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888). "Psittacara Patagonica (Patagonian Parrakeet-Macaw)", printed by C. Hullmandel, c. 1831, London, matted and framed under glass, 20"h x 13.25"w (sight), 27"h x 20"w (frame)

                  Millea Bros Ltd
                • Edward Lear, lithograph of Via Porta Pinciana Rome
                  Feb. 28, 2024

                  Edward Lear, lithograph of Via Porta Pinciana Rome

                  Est: $40 - $80

                  Edward Lear, lithograph of Via Porta Pinciana Rome, frame - 20" x 24". Competitive in-house shipping is available for this lot.

                  Pook & Pook Inc.
                • Attributed to Edward Lear - The Pine Forest, Ravenna 
                  Feb. 27, 2024

                  Attributed to Edward Lear - The Pine Forest, Ravenna 

                  Est: £1,000 - £1,500

                  Attributed to Edward Lear,  British 1812-1888 The Pine Forest, Ravenna;  watercolour on paper, 15.9 x 25.9 cm.  Provenance:  with Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd., London.  Private Collection, UK.  Note:  Lear is known to have painted the pine forest at Ravenna on multiple occasions, producing both sweeping vistas in oil and smaller-scale sketches in watercolour. A watercolour sketch depicting an almost identical view to the drawing presented here, was sold at Bonhams, London, on 23 June 2015 (lot 17). 

                  Roseberys
                • Gould - Lemon-rumped Toucan
                  Feb. 24, 2024

                  Gould - Lemon-rumped Toucan

                  Est: $3,000 - $6,000

                  This exquisite lithograph is from John Gould's A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans, published between 1833 and 1835 Many consider this work to contain the most stunning images Gould ever produced. The toucans are represented with true-to-life details. Rich, luminous colors and splendid composition combine to make the Toucans come to life on the page. Gould was the foremost bird artist and publisher in Great Britain, publishing over 15 folio sets. He employed the best artists of his day to complete his works. A Monograph of the Ramphastidae features lithographs after Gould himself, his wife Elizabeth, Edward Lear, H. C. Richter, and W. Hart. The toucan family is limited to Mexico, Central and South America and some West Indian islands. The first time that any member of the family was described was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in his "de la natural hystoria de las Indias" (Toledo, 1526, chapter 42), in 1555 Pierre Belon included an illustration of its beak in his "L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux" (Paris, 1555, p.184). Andre Thevet first used the name 'Toucan' with a long description, and a woodcut of a whole bird, in his "Singularitez de la France" (Paris, 1555, pp.88-90). The Latin name "Burhynchus" or "Ramphestes" (in reference to the size of the beak) was suggested by Conrad Gesner ("Icones Avium", 1560, p.130), and Linnaeus later adopted Aldrovandus' corrupted form of the latter ("Ramphastos") which is how the family was still recognized at the time of the publication of the present image.

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                • Gould - Natterer's Aracari or Toucan
                  Feb. 24, 2024

                  Gould - Natterer's Aracari or Toucan

                  Est: $3,000 - $6,000

                  This exquisite lithograph is from John Gould's A Monograph of the Ramphastidae, or Family of Toucans, published between 1833 and 1835 Many consider this work to contain the most stunning images Gould ever produced. The toucans are represented with true-to-life details. Rich, luminous colors and splendid composition combine to make the Toucans come to life on the page. Gould was the foremost bird artist and publisher in Great Britain, publishing over 15 folio sets. He employed the best artists of his day to complete his works. A Monograph of the Ramphastidae features lithographs after Gould himself, his wife Elizabeth, Edward Lear, H. C. Richter, and W. Hart. The toucan family is limited to Mexico, Central and South America and some West Indian islands. The first time that any member of the family was described was by Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes in his "de la natural hystoria de las Indias" (Toledo, 1526, chapter 42), in 1555 Pierre Belon included an illustration of its beak in his "L'Histoire de la nature des oyseaux" (Paris, 1555, p.184). Andre Thevet first used the name 'Toucan' with a long description, and a woodcut of a whole bird, in his "Singularitez de la France" (Paris, 1555, pp.88-90). The Latin name "Burhynchus" or "Ramphestes" (in reference to the size of the beak) was suggested by Conrad Gesner ("Icones Avium", 1560, p.130), and Linnaeus later adopted Aldrovandus' corrupted form of the latter ("Ramphastos") which is how the family was still recognized at the time of the publication of the present image.

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                • EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888), THE COLOSSI OF MEMNON
                  Feb. 21, 2024

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888), THE COLOSSI OF MEMNON

                  Est: £2,500 - £3,500

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888)THE COLOSSI OF MEMNONPen, coloured ink and coloured washInscribed and dated 'Thebes, 20 Feb 1854' (lower right), colour notes throughout11 x 32.5cm (4¼ x 12¾ in.)Edward Lear travelled to Egypt in 1854, following the Nile south. During his travels he was astonished by the beauty of the landscapes and the villages, which he described as 'fairy islands', each of which capable 'enough to occupy an artist for months'. Albeit in his letters he lamented about the difficulty of painting, for 'the colours dry fast, and sand injures them,' the climate did not stop him analysing and painting what he saw; when informing his elder sister Ann about his daily routine he wrote: 'I have been at work every day throughout the whole daylight, and so charming is the place and the climate that I shall be very sorry to leave it'.

                  Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
                • EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888), EL KAB, EGYPT
                  Feb. 21, 2024

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888), EL KAB, EGYPT

                  Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH 1812-1888)EL KAB, EGYPTPen, ink, and watercolour, heightened with whiteInscribed with title and dated '13 Feb 1854' (lower left), colour notes throughout20 x 33.5cm (7¾ x 13 in.)Provenance:Leger Galleries, London, November 1970Edward Lear travelled to Egypt in 1854, following the Nile south. During his travels he was astonished by the beauty of the landscapes and the villages, which he described as 'fairy islands', each of which capable 'enough to occupy an artist for months'. Albeit in his letters he lamented about the difficulty of painting, for 'the colours dry fast, and sand injures them,' the climate did not stop him analysing and painting what he saw; when informing his elder sister Ann about his daily routine he wrote: 'I have been at work every day throughout the whole daylight, and so charming is the place and the climate that I shall be very sorry to leave it'.

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                • Èze, Southern France
                  Feb. 02, 2024

                  Èze, Southern France

                  Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                  Property from a British Private Collection Edward Lear 1812 - 1888 Èze, Southern France  Watercolor and bodycolor, heightened with white and gum arabic; signed with the artist's monogram lower right  122 by 186 mm; 4⅞ by 7⅜ in.

                  Sotheby's
                • View of the Acropolis and the temple of Hephaistos, Athens
                  Feb. 02, 2024

                  View of the Acropolis and the temple of Hephaistos, Athens

                  Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                  Property from the estate of Martin R. Davis, Bristol Edward Lear 1812 - 1888 View of the Acropolis and the temple of Hephaistos, Athens Pen and brown ink and watercolor, heightened with bodycolor over pencil; signed and dated lower left: Edward Lear del. / Nover 1850., further inscribed and dated lower right: Athens. / June 7. / 1848

                  Sotheby's
                • Edward Lear, hand-colored parrot lithograph
                  Feb. 01, 2024

                  Edward Lear, hand-colored parrot lithograph

                  Est: $600 - $800

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888). "Psittacara Patagonica (Patagonian Parrakeet-Macaw)", printed by C. Hullmandel, c. 1831, London, matted and framed under glass, 20"h x 13.25"w (sight), 27"h x 20"w (frame)

                  Millea Bros Ltd
                • EDWARD LEAR (1812 - 1888)
                  Jan. 23, 2024

                  EDWARD LEAR (1812 - 1888)

                  Est: £200 - £300

                  EDWARD LEAR (1812 - 1888) EDWARD LEAR (1812-1888) London: Aurum Press Ltd. 1990 12 reproduction antique plates in mounts ready for framing

                  Chiswick Auctions
                • Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’
                  Dec. 15, 2023

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’

                  Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’) to Hallam...

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                • Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’
                  Dec. 15, 2023

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’

                  Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’) to Mrs Digby...

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                • Edward Lear (1812-1882) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’
                  Dec. 15, 2023

                  Edward Lear (1812-1882) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’

                  Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                  Edward Lear (1812-1882) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’) to Mrs Digby...

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                • Edward Lear (1812-1888) Autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’) to Emily T
                  Dec. 15, 2023

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’) to Emily T

                  Est: £1,000 - £1,500

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’) to Emily Tennyson,...

                  Christie's
                • Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’
                  Dec. 15, 2023

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’

                  Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888) Illustrated autograph letter signed (‘Edward Lear’) to Emily, Lady...

                  Christie's
                • Lear, Edward - Illustrated Excursions in Italy.
                  Dec. 15, 2023

                  Lear, Edward - Illustrated Excursions in Italy.

                  Est: €5,000 - €6,000

                  London, Mc Lean, 1846. Folio, vols. 2, pp. XII- 144 + 4 pages of popular music by Abruzzo pipers; (12) - 43 with numerous cartoons, two topographical maps: Abruzzi and Lower Lazio and 55 (30 + 25) two-tone lithographs raised in white lead depicting views of cities and towns. Slight blooms. Artistic binding in full red morocco, spines with six compartments decorated in gold with the title and friezes with floral motifs on the plates, a series of floral fillets and frames that enclose the title, dentelles, golden cuts.

                  Finarte
                • EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH, 1812-1888) View of Mount Athos, Greece pencil and oil
                  Dec. 14, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH, 1812-1888) View of Mount Athos, Greece pencil and oil

                  Est: $18,000 - $25,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (BRITISH, 1812-1888) View of Mount Athos, Greece pencil and oil on artist's board 11 7⁄8 x 18 ½ in. (30.1 x 47 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • Lear & Gould - Maguari Stork
                  Dec. 09, 2023

                  Lear & Gould - Maguari Stork

                  Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                  This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s The Birds of Europe. The work was published in London between 1832 and 1837. John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Gould is believed to have done the original sketches for all of the plates. The majority of this work is believed to have been drawn and lithographed by Elizabeth Gould. It was also the first time Gould employed the masterful Edward Lear. "There is no doubt that Edward Lear was the first person to understand the art of lithography, and to use it to its fullest potential. It was a legacy that granted the fabled works of Gould their success, and took them into the forefront of nineteenth-century illustration" (Tree). Of Lear's lithographs: "they are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, … it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman)

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                • Lear & Gould - Purple Heron
                  Dec. 09, 2023

                  Lear & Gould - Purple Heron

                  Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                  This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s The Birds of Europe. The work was published in London between 1832 and 1837. John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Gould is believed to have done the original sketches for all of the plates. The majority of this work is believed to have been drawn and lithographed by Elizabeth Gould. It was also the first time Gould employed the masterful Edward Lear. "There is no doubt that Edward Lear was the first person to understand the art of lithography, and to use it to its fullest potential. It was a legacy that granted the fabled works of Gould their success, and took them into the forefront of nineteenth-century illustration" (Tree). Of Lear's lithographs: "they are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, … it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman)

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                • EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Tor de'Schiavi, Campagna de Roma
                  Dec. 08, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Tor de'Schiavi, Campagna de Roma

                  Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) Tor de'Schiavi, Campagna de Roma pencil and watercolour, heightened with white and with scratching out 7 x 14 ¾ in. (17.8 x 37.5 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - La Cava, Italy
                  Dec. 08, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - La Cava, Italy

                  Est: £4,000 - £6,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) La Cava, Italy pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour on paper 6 ½ x 10 3⁄8 in. (16.5 x 26 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Bellagio, Lago di Como
                  Dec. 08, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Bellagio, Lago di Como

                  Est: £8,000 - £12,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) Bellagio, Lago di Como pencil, pen and grey ink, grey and blue wash on paper 13 x 22 in. (33 x 55.9 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Dendera, Egypt
                  Dec. 08, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Dendera, Egypt

                  Est: £10,000 - £15,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) Dendera, Egypt pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, heightened with touches of white on paper 7 1⁄8 x 21 1⁄8 in. (18.1 x 53.6 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Plataea, Greece
                  Dec. 08, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Plataea, Greece

                  Est: £3,000 - £5,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) Plataea, Greece pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper 10 1⁄8 x 16 ½ in. (25.8 x 41.9 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - The Gulf of Brolo from near Kokkinomilia
                  Dec. 08, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - The Gulf of Brolo from near Kokkinomilia

                  Est: £4,000 - £6,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) The Gulf of Brolo from near Kokkinomilia pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with touches of white on paper 13 7⁄8 x 21 in. (35.3 x 53.3 cm.)

                  Christie's
                • EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Two views of Thebes
                  Dec. 08, 2023

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) - Two views of Thebes

                  Est: £6,000 - £8,000

                  EDWARD LEAR (LONDON 1812-1888 SAN REMO) Two views of Thebes pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper 6 7⁄8 x 20 in. (17.5 x 50.8 cm.); 6 5⁄8 x 20 in. (16.8 x 50.8 cm.) (2)

                  Christie's
                • Edward Lear (1812-1888, United Kingdom) gouache
                  Dec. 03, 2023

                  Edward Lear (1812-1888, United Kingdom) gouache

                  Est: $4,000 - $8,000

                  drawing. Titled lower right "Rachel's tomb, Bethlehem". Signed and dated 1858 center right. A gouache landscape depicting an orientalist landscape scene in Palestine. Sight size 7" by 11". Overall size 13 1/4" by 19 3/4". Shows slight edge foxing. Provenance: James Lees-Milne (1908-1997). Purchased by P. and D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd. It was purchased from him on July 4th, 1961. Comes with a watermarked receipt and provenance.

                  Marion Antique Auctions
                • Lear & Gould - Black Stork
                  Dec. 02, 2023

                  Lear & Gould - Black Stork

                  Est: $2,000 - $3,000

                  This remarkable ornithology lithograph with hand-finished color is from the esteemed John Gould’s The Birds of Europe. The work was published in London between 1832 and 1837. John Gould created nearly 3000 hand-colored plates of animals in his extensive career. Gould gained much of his knowledge by observation and experience and contributed greatly to scientific knowledge at the time. Gould is believed to have done the original sketches for all of the plates. The majority of this work is believed to have been drawn and lithographed by Elizabeth Gould. It was also the first time Gould employed the masterful Edward Lear. "There is no doubt that Edward Lear was the first person to understand the art of lithography, and to use it to its fullest potential. It was a legacy that granted the fabled works of Gould their success, and took them into the forefront of nineteenth-century illustration" (Tree). Of Lear's lithographs: "they are certainly among the most remarkable bird drawings ever made, … it is evident that Lear endowed them with some measure of his own whimsy and intelligence, his energetic curiosity, his self-conscious clumsiness and his unselfconscious charm." (Hyman)

                  Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
                • Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888), Pelican, from The Birds of Europe, circa 1832 – 1837, hand colored lithograph on wove paper, 14 1/2 x 21 1/4in (37 x 54cm)
                  Nov. 29, 2023

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888), Pelican, from The Birds of Europe, circa 1832 – 1837, hand colored lithograph on wove paper, 14 1/2 x 21 1/4in (37 x 54cm)

                  Est: $800 - $1,200

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Pelican, from The Birds of Europe, circa 1832 – 1837 hand colored lithograph on wove paper John Gould (1804-1881) The Pelican is plate # 405 from Gould's The Birds of Europe privately printed and published by he and his wife through a monthly subscription from 1832-1837. The birds were drawn by Gould's wife Elizabeth and later as for this plate by Edward Lear. Lear worked with Gould for a few years as not only a draughtsman but as a skilled lithographer as well. Gould produced some 3300 plates in total. Gould's ornithological page on the Pelican is neatly housed in clear closed plastic to frame backing.

                  Andrew Jones Auctions
                • Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Mount Athos (signed with initials and inscribed (lower left)watercolour on paper)
                  Nov. 22, 2023

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Mount Athos (signed with initials and inscribed (lower left)watercolour on paper)

                  Est: €3,000 - €4,000

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Mount Athos signé avec initials (en bas à droite) et inscrit 'Mt Athos' (en bas à gauche) aquarelle sur papier 10 x 20cm (3 15/16 x 7 7/8in). signed with initials and inscribed (lower left) watercolour on paper

                  Bonhams
                • Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Suda bay, Crete (signed with initials and titled (lower left)watercolour on paper)
                  Nov. 22, 2023

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Suda bay, Crete (signed with initials and titled (lower left)watercolour on paper)

                  Est: €8,000 - €12,000

                  Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888) Suda bay, Crete signé avec initials (en bas à droite) et titré 'Suda Bay Crete' (en bas à gauche) aquarelle sur papier 17.5 x 36.8cm (6 7/8 x 14 1/2in). signed with initials and titled (lower left) watercolour on paper

                  Bonhams
                • Edward Lear,  - A Farmstead;  …
                  Nov. 22, 2023

                  Edward Lear,  - A Farmstead;  …

                  Est: £700 - £900

                  Edward Lear,  British 1812-1888-  A Farmstead;  pencil and brown wash on paper, inscribed with colour annotations, 24 x 32.5 cm.  Provenance:  Anon. sale, Phillips, London, 8 October 1990, lot 89.  Private Collection, UK.  Note:  Lear was one of the leading and most prolific English illustrators of the 19th century. He worked largely as a landscape painter and watercolourist, depicting the varied landscapes he encountered on his extensive travels over the course of his career, which encompassed the Mediterranean, Egypt, and India.  The present work is a charming sketch of a farmstead, occupied by chickens, a horse, a dog which rests its head sweetly on the ground to the far right of the sheet, and a figure, who may well be the farmer. Lear's striking technique, with the contrast of the brown wash against the plain, undefined background, imparts the work with a sketchy quality which suggests that it was drawn on the spot. 

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