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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 55.28, TypDr 805.L513

Edward Lear studio watercolors

Original studio watercolors by English artist Edward Lear.

Dates

  • 1848-1884

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: fragile; consult curatorial staff.

Extent

.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

37 original watercolor drawings of landscapes based on Lear's travels. Includes views of Italy, Greece, Turkey, Albania, Egypt, Israel, Crete, Montenegro, France, India, and Ceylon. Some include autograph manuscript annotations by Lear.

The group of landscape drawings described in this finding aid are more finished than the ones described in the finding aid "Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear landscape drawings: Guide. (MS Typ 55.11, MS Typ 55.26, TypDr 805.L513)”. Often they were made by Lear in his studio several years after he had visited the site depicted. Whenever possible these drawings have been described with two different dates: the first one corresponds to the date of Lear’s travel, the one in parenthesis to the date of the production of the watercolor.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist and author.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order of Lear's travels.

Physical Location

b, pf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MS Typ 55.28. [42M-249PF, 42M-248, and no accession number]. Gift of William B. Osgood Field; and source unknown; received: 1942.

TypDr 805.L513. [FLH 423, 427, 434-435; 96HDr-2]. Bequest of Frances L. Hofer; received: 1978.

Item (28). Gift of Donna Suprenant; received: 1978.

Specific provenance information for most items is recorded with each item below.

Related Materials

Related drawings are found in MS Typ 55.26 and in MS Typ 55.7, Lear’s Illustrations to the Poems of Tennyson.

Abbreviations Used for Related Material: TENNYSON ILLUSTRATIONS: Lear, Edward. Illustrations to the poems of Tennyson. 1885. (MS Typ 55.7)
Abbreviations Used For Bibliographic References: ELOMS: Field, William B. Osgood. Edward Lear on my Shelves. [New York]: Priv. print. (Munich: Bremer Presse), 1933. HOFER: Hofer, Philip. Edward Lear as a Landscape Draughtsman. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967. JOURNAL OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN ALBANIA: Lear, Edward. Journals [sic] of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c. London, R. Bentley, 1851. JOURNAL OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN CORSICA: Lear, Edward. Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica. London, R.J. Bush, 1870.
NOAKES: Noakes, Vivien. Edward Lear, 1812-1888. London: Royal Academy of Arts, published in association with Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985. Noakes, Vivien. The painter Edward Lear. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1991.
VIEWS IN THE SEVEN IONIAN ISLANDS: Lear Edward. Views in the Seven Ionian Islands. London: Edward Lear, 1863.
  • TENNYSON ILLUSTRATIONS: Lear, Edward. Illustrations to the poems of Tennyson. 1885. (MS Typ 55.7)
  • ELOMS: Field, William B. Osgood. Edward Lear on my Shelves. [New York]: Priv. print. (Munich: Bremer Presse), 1933.
  • HOFER: Hofer, Philip. Edward Lear as a Landscape Draughtsman. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1967.
  • JOURNAL OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN ALBANIA: Lear, Edward. Journals [sic] of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c. London, R. Bentley, 1851.
  • JOURNAL OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER IN CORSICA: Lear, Edward. Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica. London, R.J. Bush, 1870.
  • Noakes, Vivien. Edward Lear, 1812-1888. London: Royal Academy of Arts, published in association with Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985.
  • Noakes, Vivien. The painter Edward Lear. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1991.
  • VIEWS IN THE SEVEN IONIAN ISLANDS: Lear Edward. Views in the Seven Ionian Islands. London: Edward Lear, 1863.

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Title
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear studio watercolors, 1848-1884: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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EAD ID
hou02616

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