1) Mount Lebanon, Syria; 2) Mount Tomohrit from above Tyrana, Albania; 3) Turbia; 4) Dendoor by Edward Lear

Four drawings thought to be part of Lear's project to publish a collected edition of Tennyson's poetry with illustrations by him for every poem.


Grey wash on paper
1) 9 x 14.2 cm; 2) 9.5 x 14.6 cm; 3) 9.4 x 14.5 cm; 4) 9.6 x 14.7 cm
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Thomas Masson Moore through The Art Fund

Lear started his project in the 1850s and worked on and off until his death. Lincoln is a centre for Tennyson studies as the Tennysons were a great local family and the museum is putting on an exhibition for Tennyson's bicentenary in 2009. The works were bequeathed by Thomas Masson Moore through the Art Fund in memory of his mother, Janet (née Wikeley).


1) Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1981; 2-3) Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, 1981; 4) Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, 1983; 1-4) Thomas Masson Moore.

Venue details

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire Danes Terrace, LINCOLN Lincolnshire LN2 1LP 01522 550990 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

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