Monday, 27 March 2017

Edward Lear - part 4


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 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of 21- part series on the works of Edward Lear.


1838 - 1842 Italy:


1838 View of Frosinone
black chalk heightened with white on greenish paper 25.2 x 35.7 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1838-39c Hill Town
graphite and Chinese white on grey paper 22 x 34.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838-39c Valley of the Nera near Rome
pencil heightened with white on buff paper 25.9 xx 35 cm

1838c Campagna di Roma
watercolour over graphite on white paper 3.5 x 8.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Campagna di Roma: Ruins
watercolour over graphite on white paper 14 x 27.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Campagna di Roma: Ruins
watercolour over graphite on white paper 17.2 x 31 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Hill Town
graphite and Chinese white on grey paper 25.5 x 35.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Hill Town
watercolour over graphite 15.4 x 22.7 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Landscape in Italy
oil on cream paper 6.8 x 11.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Landscape
oil and watercolour over graphite on cream paper 16.5 x 11.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Near Subiaco?
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 6.2 x 11.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Near Subiaco?
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 11.4 x 15.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Near Subiaco?
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 23.8 x 19.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Rome ( Arch of Septimus Severus? )
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 15.5 x 8.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Rome: Piazza Barberini
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 11.7 x 16 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Rome?
watercolour and black ink on cream paper 11.2 x 8.2 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Sunset
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 6.7 x 21.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c The Capitol, from the Forum
graphite and watercolour on paper 21.6 x 30.5 cm
Tate, London

1838c Tivoli
watercolour over graphite on grey paper 16.8 x 11.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Tivoli?
graphite and Chinese white on grey paper 17 x 12 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Tivoli?
graphite on grey paper 23.3 x 34.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Via Appia?
watercolour over graphite on white paper 6.2 x 9 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Villa
watercolour and sepia ink over graphite on pale blue paper 18.7 x 28 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1838c Villa
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 17.2 x 42.4 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1839 Civitella
graphite and Chinese white on tan paper 27.5 x 42.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1839 Coast between Amalfi and Positano
black chalk heightened with white on greenish paper 27 x 42.9 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1839 Figures on a Road, Tivoli Beyond
pencil, heightened with white and touches of brown wash, on grey paper 24 x 34 cm

1839 Isola S Giulio
graphite with black chalk and stump heightened with white on greenish paper 25.6 x 34.2 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1839 Laterano, Roma
pencil heightened with white on buff paper 19.4 x 41.9 cm

1839 Massa Looking Towards Vesuvius
pencil heightened with white 27 x 43 cm

1839 Panoramic View of Tivoli with Group of Peasants in Foreground
black chalk heightened with white tempera over faint red chalk on grey wove paper 29.1 x 44 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

1839 Sorrento
black crayon heightened with white opaque watercolour on paper 26 x 41.3 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1839 Valmontone
black chalk heightened with white on greenish paper 30.8 x 45.2 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1839 View of Rocca D'Arzi
graphite heightened with white on greenish paper 24.8 x 34.1 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1839 View of Sorrento
pencil and black chalk heightened with white 25 x 42 cm

1839 Villa Borghese, Rome
pencil and stump heightened with white 25.5 x 41.5 cm


1838c View of the Forum
watercolour over graphite on cream paper 19.5 x 31.5 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1840 Temple of Venus and Rome, Rome
oil on paper laid on card 24.4 x 34 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1841 Rome, a View of the Forum with the Temple of Venus
oil on canvas 27.3 x 37.5 cm


1840 View near Monto Rotondo, Italy
pencil, heightened with stump and white on blue paper 15 x 35 cm

1840 View of Capri from across the Bay at Massa, Italy
pencil and black chalk heightened with white 25.4 x 42.2 cm

1840 View of Sermoneta, Italy
pencil and stump heightened with white, on grey-blue paper 12.5 x 22.5 cm

1840c Campagna di Roma: Ruins
graphite, black chalk and Chinese white on tan paper 23.2 x 42 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1840c Civitella di Subiaco
lithograph

1841 Bracciano
graphite heightened with white on brown paper 23.8 x 40.3 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1841 Guadagnolo
graphite heightened with white on greenish paper 16.5 x 26.9 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1841 Guadagnolo
graphite heightened with white on greenish paper 18.2 x 26.8 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1841 Subiaco
graphite heightened with white on brown paper 25.5 x 39.6 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1842 Ear of Dionysius, Syracuse, Sicily
black and white chalk on blue paper 11.4 x 7.9 cm
Minneaplois Institute of Art

1842 Galera
gouache, chalk and watercolour on paper 26.7 x 48.9 cm
Tate, London

1842 Isola San Giulio, Lago di Orta

1842 La Mentorella, Guadagnolo
black chalk heightened with white on greenish paper 25.1 x 41.6 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1842 Near San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome
black chalk heightened with white on brown paper 31.4 x 22.9 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1842 Palermo
graphite on cream paper 24.2 x 43.8 cm
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

1842 Ponte Nomentana, Rome
black chalk heightened with white on greenish paper 24.6 x 44.3 cm
© The Trustees of the British Museum, London

1842 St. Peter's from the Arco Oscuro
graphite and gouache on grey-green paper 25.4 x 40 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1842 Study of Rocks, Shrubs, and Tree Trunks at Monte Casale near Sansepolcro, Tuscany
oil with traces of graphite on two pieces of blue paper mounted on canvas 22.9 x 32.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1842 The Amphitheatre, Taormina, Sicily
pencil and grey wash, heightened with white, on grey paper 16.5 x 25 cm

1842 Tomb of Cecilia Metella on the Via Appia, Rome
oil on canvas 22.9 x 44.5 cm

1842 Tor di Schiavi on the Via Labicana, Rome
oil on canvas 22.9 x 44.5 cm