Monday, 3 April 2017

Edward Lear - part 7

1866-67c Edward Lear by Schier and Schoefft
albumen carte-de-visite 9.4 x 5.8 cm
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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 - 6 also.

This is part 7 of 21- part series on the works of Edward Lear.


1846 Illustrated Excursions in Italy published by Thomas McLean, London:


Title page

Plate 1 Tagliocozzo

Plate 2 Tagliocozzo

Plate 3

Plate 4
Plate 5 Santa Maria di Luco


Plate 6 Trasacco

Plate 7 Celano

Plate 8 Celano

Plate 9 Solmona

Plate 10 Solmona

Plate 11 San Pelino

Plate 12 Citta di Feline

Plate 13 Aquila

Plate 14 Antrodòco

Plate 15

Plate 16 Magliano

Plate 17

Plate 18 Albe

Plate 19 Civita d'Antino

Plate 20 Civita d'Antino

Plate 21 Pescina

Plate 22 Lago di Scanno

Plate 23 Scanno

plate 25 Castel de Sangro

Plate 26 Pizzoferrato

Plate 27

Plate 28 Isola

Plate 29 Lionessa

Plate 30 Amatrice

1847 Calabria, Italy:


1847 Blow Staiti: Near Bruzzano
sepia ink over graphite on white paper 15.5 x 26.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Gerace
sepia ink and wash over graphite on white paper 30.2 x 20.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Pietrapennata
sepia ink and wash over graphite on cream paper 20 x 32 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Sicily, Italy:


1847 Catania and Mount Etna
oil on board 31.1 x 48.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1847 Cefalù
watercolour 11.4 x 17.8 cm

1847 Celatufumi
sepia wash on grey paper 24.5 x 17.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Girgente, Sicily
pencil, pen and brown ink, blue and ochre wash, on buff paper 32.2 x 50.2 cm

1847 Girgenti, Sicily
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 21.1 x 31.1 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Quarries of Syracuse, Sicily
 graphite, pen and ink, watercolour and gouache on paper 34.3 x 49.9 cm
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

1847 Syracuse
 sepia ink and wash over graphite on grey paper 17.5 x 26 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Syracuse
 sepia ink over graphite on grey paper 17.5 x 26 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Taormina
sepia ink and wash over graphite on light tan paper 23 x 15.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 Tellena
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on light grey paper 21.1 x 48.3 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1847 View of Monte Pellegrino, Palermo
pencil and oil on paper laid down on board 21.6 x 40 cm

Melfi, Italy:


1847 Melfi, Campagna
sepia ink, sepia and blue wash and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 26.1 x 42.7 cm

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