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Edward Lear: Jerusalem
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Edward Lear

[English Painter and Illustrator, 1818-1888]

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Original works by Edward Lear available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Mount Athos, drawing

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Deir mar sabbas

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Edward Lear's Greece 1848-1868

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Bolton Art Gallery, UK

Brighton & Hove Museums, England

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
6 works by or related to the artist

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
2 works online

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

National Library of Australia, Canberra

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
5 works online

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Edward Lear at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

Tyne & Wear Museums Database, England

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
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National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Quite a few works online

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteEdward Lear at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteEdward Lear at The Athenaeum  
6 works online

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Edward Lear at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Children's Literature Resources at Indiana University

Orientalist Art of the Nineteenth Century
The Cedars of Lebanon, 1862

Orientalist Art of the Nineteenth Century
The Pyramids Road, Gizah, 1873

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

The British Library, London, UK

The Victorian Web

UK Government Art Collection

Zorger Public Domain Images
Complete scans of 4 public domain works written and illustrated by Edward Lear

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Edward Lear  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

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