Monday, 1 May 2017

Edward Lear - part 19



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 - 18 also.

This is part 19 of 21- part series on the works of Edward Lear.


1877 Laughable Lyrics. 
A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music
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1878-85 Italy:


1878 Buon Ricovero, in the Roman Campagna
oil on canvas 23.4 x 46.4 cm
Museums Sheffield, UK

1878 Campagna di Roma
oil on canvas 24 x 46 cm
Birmingham Museums Trust, UK

1878 Monte Generoso
pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil 37.2 x 49.4 cm

1879 Monte Generoso
sepia ink over graphite on cream paper 31.8 x 25 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1880 The Plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso
oil on canvas 24 x 47 cm
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK

1883 Perugia, Italy
pen and brown ink and watercolour over pencil 32.5 x 50.5 cm

1884-85 A Town on a Hilltop ( Sanctuary of Lampedusa )
grey wash with touches of pen and black ink on card
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Bridge with Mountains in the Distance ( Ventimiglia )
grey wash over traces of graphite on card 9.6 x 14.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Campagna di Roma
grey wash over traces of graphite on card 9.4 x 14.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Goats Resting above a River Gorge ( Narni, Italy )
grey wash on card 9.6 x 14.6 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Napoli ( Naples )
grey and black wash over traces of graphite on card 9.5 x 14.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Taggia
black and grey wash with white gouache on card 9.5 x 14.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 View of a Bay from a Hillside ( Amalfi )
black and grey wash with graphite on card 9.6 x 14.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1879 Ceylon:


1879 Road near Galle, Ceylon
oil on canvas 37.9 x 23.8 cm
Government Art Collection, UK

1879c Road near Galle, Ceylon
watercolour on paper 38.4 x 27.9 cm
National Galleries Scotland, UK

1879c Ceylon Scenery
oil on canvas 37.9 x 23.8 cm
Government Art Collection, UK

1880c (Nonsense) Birds:


1880c The Black and White Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Black Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Brown Bird
pen and ink and watercolour
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Crimson Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Dark Blue Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Dark-Green Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Gray Bird
pen and ink and watercolour
 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Light-Blue Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Light-Green Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Lilac Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Pink Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Purple Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Red Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c The Yellow Bird
pen and ink and watercolour 14 x 11 cm approx
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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