Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Edward Lear - part 20


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 - 19 also.

This is part 20 of 21- part series on the works of Edward Lear.


1880c Nonsense Alphabet:


1880c Nonsense Alphabet "A"
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "C"
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "D" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "D" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "I" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "J" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "K" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "L" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "N" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "O" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "P" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "R" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "T" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "U" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "V" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "X" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "Y" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1880c Nonsense Alphabet "Z" 
pen and indian ink 4.5 x 5.5 cm 
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1878-79c The Forest of Bavella, Corsica
oil on canvas 146 x 240 cm

1879 Plain of Argos from Mycenae
watercolour 29 x 52.5 cm

1884 Argos from Mycene
oil on canvas 80 x 163 cm
Trinity College, Cambridge, UK

1879c The Plains of Bethany
oil on canvas 24.1 x 47.6 cm

1881 Mahabalipooram
oil on canvas 22.9 x 45.7 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1882 A View of Adam's Peak, Ceylon
oil on canvas 24.7 x 47.2 cm
Government Art Collection, UK

1884 Feluccas on the NIle near Abu-Simbel
watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of body-colour 8.5 x 17 cm

1884 View of Deir Kadige, on the Nile, Egypt
pencil and watercolour 9.5 x 18.5 cm

1884-85 Avisavella, Ceylon
grey wash on wove paper, laid down on card 9.5 x 14.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Figures Setting Out in Canoes from a Palm Grove ( Wady Feiran )
grey and black wash on card 9.6 x 14.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Mahatta
grey wash on wove paper 9.6 x 14.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 River Winding through a Rock Formation ( Philae, Egypt )
grey wash on card 9.7 x 14.6 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Tanjore, India
grey and black wash over traces of graphite on card 9.7 x 15 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 Thebes
black and grey wash over traces of graphite on card 9.7 x 14.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1884-85 View across a Bay ( Monaco )
grey wash and black wash on card 9.8 xx 14.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
 Note: The remainder of images in this series are undated.


n.d. A View of Mount Athos and the Pantokrator Monasery, Greece
oil on canvas  18 x 28 cm

n.d. A View of the Roman Campagna, a Villa and Aqueduct in the Distance
oil on canvas 19 x 39.7 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches 
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches 
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches 
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches 
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches 
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches 
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

n.d. An Album of Sketches 
brown ink 10.4 x 16.5 cm

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