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One of our Edward Lear watercolours featured in Apollo international art magazine

One of our Edward Lear watercolours featured in an article, Moving Lines, by Dr Jasmine Jagger in Apollo International Art Magzine, December 2018. Her account of Lear’s relationship with Tennyson’s poetry and his lifelong ‘Poetical Topographical’ project to illustrate 300 of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poetic lines makes fascinating reading. In the writer’s opinion our watercolour by Lear is perhaps the finest example of Lear’s poetry painting.

Click here for a link to the article.

One seem’d all dark and red - a tract of sand,
And someone pacing there along,
Who paced for ever in a glimmering land,
Lit with a low large moon.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘The Palace of Art’

Edward Lear, R.A. (1812-1888)
Pentedatilo, Calabria
11.4 x 20.9 cm

Please click the image above to see an article in this month's Apollo by Dr. Jasmine Jagger on Lear and Tennyson, discussing the significance of this work.