Friday, 28 April 2017

Edward Lear - part 18


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 - 17 also.

This is part 18 of 21- part series on the works of Edward Lear.


1873-77 India:


1873 Barrackpore
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 30.2 x 45.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1873 Lucknow
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 17.6 x 25.6 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1873 Marble Rocks
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 17 x 35.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1873 Marble Rocks
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 35.5 x 50.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University


1873 Near Jabalpur: Marble Rocks
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 17 x 35.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Marble Rocks
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 34.7 x 50.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University


1873 Varanasi
watercolour, sepia ink and Chinese white over graphite on white paper 34 x 50.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1873-75c A Temple in India
watercolour heightened with white over traces of pencil on paper 15.5 x 25.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Agra
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 36.8 x 52.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Arrah
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 24.5 x 31.6 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Bangalore
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 34.5 x 24.9 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Bangalore
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 17.3 x 35.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Below Rajpur
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 13.8 x 22.6 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Bharatpur
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 23.4 x 35.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Calcutta: Bamboo
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 45.3 x 30.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Calicut
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 22.5 x 28.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Calicut
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 32.4 x 50.6 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Coonoor
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 36 x 55.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Dehi: Qutb Minar
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 35.8 x 54.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Govardhun
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 36.2 x 52.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Gwalior
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 19.7 x 51.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Hyderabad
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 32.8 x 55.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Kurseong
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 35.3 x 50.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Landour-mussooree
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 37.2 x 54.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Mount Kinchinjunga ( All Things Fair ), Himalayas
grey wash and brush on wove paper 9.6 x 14.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1874 Mussooree from Rajpur
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 30.3 x 45.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Near Hardwar
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 27.5 x 45 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Ootacamund
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 34.5 x 54.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Poona
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 37.2 x 54.3 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Poona
watercolour, gouache and sepia ink over graphite on blue paper 17.9 x 25.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Poona
watercolour, gouache and sepia ink over graphite on blue paper 18 x 25.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Poona
watercolour, gouache and sepia ink over graphite on blue paper 18 x 25.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Roorkee
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 25.5 x 35.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Roorkee
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 34.8 x 50.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Saharanpur
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 17.5 x 25.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Simla
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 21 x 34.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Simla
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 37.9 x 54.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Simla
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 38.4 x 54 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Simla
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 38.4 x 55.9 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Tiruchirappalli
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 38.2 x 55.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1874 Wai
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 17.1 x 35.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1875 Coonoor
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on white paper 35.8 x 56.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1875 View near Conoor, Nilcheris, India
watercolour on paper 25.5 x 40.1 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

1877 Kinchenjunga from Darjeeling
oil on canvas 161.2 x 224.7 cm
National Museum Wales, Cardiff, UK

1878-82 Indian Trees, Palms and Bamboos - an album of original watercolours 48.3 x 30 cm:





























Letter from Edward Lear to Sir Joseph Hooker, 1878

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