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Edward Lear

  1812 Ė 1888
 
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Little Egret (Ardea garzetta) sold

Little Egret (Ardea garzetta)   1833/37

Original lithograph, coloured by hand.

Beautiful impression with fresh, delicate hand colouring. First edition, as first issued for John Gouldís The Birds of Europe in 1837.

SOLD



Lake of Nemi

Lake of Nemi   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with warm yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£280



Bracciano

Bracciano   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£315



Via Porta Pinciana, Rome sold

Via Porta Pinciana, Rome   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Rome from Via della Porta San Paolo

Rome from Via della Porta San Paolo   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£360



Rome from Monte Pincio sold

Rome from Monte Pincio   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression, as issued in the first and largest of Edward Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Rome from above Porta Portese sold

Rome from above Porta Portese   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with warm yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Rome from the Convent of S.S. Giovanni e Paulo sold

Rome from the Convent of S.S. Giovanni e Paulo   1841

Original lithograph.

Very good strong impression, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Campagna of Rome from Villa Mattei sold

Campagna of Rome from Villa Mattei   1841

Original lithograph.

Excellent impression of this expansive landscape, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Tivoli, with Mścenaís Villa, looking over the Campagna

Tivoli, with Mścenaís Villa, looking over the Campagna   1841

Original lithograph.

Very good impression printed with warm yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£365



Tivoli, with Mścenaís Villa, looking over the Campagna sold

Tivoli, with Mścenaís Villa, looking over the Campagna   1841

Original lithograph.

Excellent impression printed with warm yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Tivoli, looking towards the Villa díEste sold

Tivoli, looking towards the Villa díEste   1841

Original lithograph.

Exceptionally strong impression with bright contrast, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Girano. Fair of Sant' Anatolia

Girano. Fair of Sant' Anatolia   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£240 - on reserve



Subiaco

Subiaco   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with pale grey tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£240



Civitella di Subiaco

Civitella di Subiaco   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate greyish-yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£280



Roiate sold

Roiate   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Gennazzano sold

Gennazzano   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with warm yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Collepardo

Collepardo   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£260



Valmontone

Valmontone   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£265



Cervara

Cervara   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with warm yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£265



Olevano

Olevano   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£225



Rocca Giovane

Rocca Giovane   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate greyish-yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£260



L'Ariccia

L'Ariccia   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

£260



Frascati sold

Frascati   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



San Buci sold

San Buci   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Norba sold

Norba   1841

Original lithograph.

Very good impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD



Ancient Gate of Alatri sold

Ancient Gate of Alatri   1841

Original lithograph.

Very fine impression printed with delicate yellow tint, as issued in the first and largest of Learís published travel sets, Views of Rome and its Environs.

SOLD

 

Although widely known for his achievements in a variety of fields, Edward Lear was a landscape painter by profession and by the time of his first visit to Rome he was already an accomplished lithographer. It is clear that Edward Lear planned a sumptuous series of original lithographs from his first extended journey to Southern Europe from the outset. Edward Lear travelled throughout Italy, staying primarily in Rome for a period of over four years between 1837 and 1841. During this time he built up a collection of sketches from which these lithographs could be prepared. Upon Edward Lear's return to England he worked these up into elaborate reversed drawings, made directly upon the lithographic stones. He arranged for the printing of these to be handled by C. Hullmandel, probably the most famous lithographic printer of the era.

For each of these prints, a separate tint stone was used. This printed the pale orange-yellow or greyish background tonal tints, which provide the delicate shading and bright highlights for the designs. The final result is far more pleasing and atmospheric than could have been attained using black ink alone, the carefully varied colouration and strength of background tint having added both warmth and beauty to these attractive Mediterranean views. The only edition of these lithographs was issued exclusively to subscribers and was apparently limited to 209 sets. Individual impressions of this nature provide some of the most attractive and affordable works by this great artist. [more]