Monday, 24 April 2017

Edward Lear - part 16


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 - 15 also.

This is part 16 of 21- part series on the works of Edward Lear.


1866 Yugoslavia:


1866 Cattaro
gouache, pen and ink and watercolour on paper 38 x 56 cm
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1866 Kotor
sepia ink, blue wash and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 17.6 x 27 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1866 Kotor
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 16.9 x 24.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1866 Montenegro
sepia ink, blue and grey wash and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 37.3 x 54 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867-68 Italy:


1866 View of Ragusa, Sicily
watercolour over pencil with pen and brown ink 35 x 53 cm

1867 Lago d'Idro
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on blue paper 32 x 49.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 Lago d'Iseo
sepia and blue ink, purple and blue wash and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper33.7 x 54.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 Lago d'Iseo
watercolour, sepia and blue ink and Chinese white over graphite on blue paper33 x 50.3 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 Ravenna
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 23.6 x 45.6 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 San Marino and Serracalle
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 34.4 x 53.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 View of Bellagio, Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy
pencil, pen and brown ink and blue, yellow, brown and grey wash 33 x 55.6 cm

1867 View of Buccione
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour 35.5 x 55.3 cm

1868 La Piana
watercolour and pen and brush and brown ink, over graphite, on ivory wove paper 32.4 x 53.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1866-69 Egypt and the Middle East:


1866 Mount Lebanon
oil on canvas 39 x 70 cm

1866-67c Mahatta, Nubia
pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of white 18.1 x 38.1 cm

1867 ( monogram and 1884 added ) A Felucca on the Nile, Egypt
watercolour heightened with white 9.5 x 18.4 cm

1867 ( monogram and 1884 added ) A View near Gheneh, Egypt
pencil and watercolour heightened with white 9.5 x 18.4 cm

1867 ( monogram and 1884 added ) Kom Obo, Egypt
pencil and watercolour 9.8 x 18.4 cm

1867 ( monogram and 1884 added ) View from Dabod, Egypt
pencil and watercolour 9.8 x 18.4 cm

1867 Ascalon, Palestine
watercolour over pencil, heightened with touches of body-colour 10.5 x 20.5 cm

1867 Dendera
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 16.5 x 50.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 Dendera
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 17.5 x 50.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 Denderah on the Nile
watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of body-colour 17 x 36.5 cm

1867 Esneh
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 13.7 x 19.3 cm

1867 Howatke 10.45 A.M.
watercolour with pen in brown ink and gouache over graphite on beige wove paper 7.9 x 13.3 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1867 Kartassi
watercolour and black ink on tan paper 32.6 x 53.1 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 Nubia
pen and brown ink over pencil, and watercolour 34.4 x 50.5 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1867 Nubians at the First Cataract on the Nile at Philae, Egypt
pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil 17 x 25 cm

1867 Philae, Egypt
pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil 8.7 x 25.1 cm

1867 Philae, Egypt
pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil, on laid paper 28 x 53 cm

1867 Ramla
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white on cream paper 24.4 x 54.6 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 The River Nile at Abou Seir, the Second Cataract, Egypt
pen and brown and grey ink with watercolour over pencil, heightened with white on buff-coloured paper 28 x 53.5 cm

1867 Toske
watercolour on paper 23.9 x 34.9 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1867 Two Miles Below Wadi Halfa
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 12.5 x 19 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1867 View at El Luxor on the Nile
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on paper 17.2 x 24.7 cm

1867 Wady Halfen, Egypt
pen and brown ink with watercolour over pencil 15.5 x 23.2 cm

1869 An Arab Encampment at Wady Feiran
watercolour over pencil heightened with body-colour and gum arabic on paper 17.5 x 36 cm

1868 France:


1868 Ajaccio, Corsica
watercolour sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 34.2 x 54.1 cm
 

1868 Ajaccio
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper34.8 x 53.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Ajaccio: Napoleon's Grotto
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 25 x 35.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Ajaccio, Corsica
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 35 x 53.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Auribeau
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper13.1 x 27.9 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Auribeau
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on tan paper 36.3 x 53 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Auribeau, France
watercolour 33 x 51.5 cm

1868 Below Sartene
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 37.5 x 54 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Bonifacio
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 5.5 x 12.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Bonifacio
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 33.2 x 53.9 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Cargese, Corsica
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 34.8 x 52.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Corte, Corsica
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 36.8 x 55 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Forest of Bavella, Corsica
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on tan paper 21.8 x 13.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Lumio, Corsica
sepia ink, blue, yellow and grey wash over graphite on white paper 30.7 x 49.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Near Evisa
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 30.5 x 49.3 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Olmeto
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 27.2 x 18.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Olmeto
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 37.8 x 55.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Olmeto
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on grey paper 37 x 53.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Ponte del Travo, Corsica
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 29.4 x 49.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Solenzara, Corsica
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 16.9 x 25.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Valdoniello
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 36.5 x 53.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Vale of Luri, Cap Corse, Corsica
watercolour touched with body-colour on paper 29.7 x 46 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1868 Vescovato, Corsica
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on tan paper 36.2 x 52 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 Vico, Corsica
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 31.1 x 49.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1868 View of the Forest of Valdoniello, Corsica
watercolour heightened with white tempera over pencil on grey wove paper mounted on pasteboard
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City