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Drawing - The Yealm from Wembury Wood
  • The Yealm from Wembury Wood
    Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888
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The Yealm from Wembury Wood

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Devon (made)

  • Date:

    2 July 1837 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and chinese white

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf F, box 38

Physical description

The Yealm from Wembury Wood

Place of Origin

Devon (made)


2 July 1837 (made)


Lear, Edward, born 1812 - died 1888 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and chinese white


Height: 6.5 in, Width: 9.75 in

Object history note

E.752 to 788-1939 were drawn during a visit to South Devon and Cornwall in June-July 1837 and were presented by the artist to Captain and Mrs. Hornby and their family. (See pp.17, 73 and 107 of Edward Lear by Angus Davidson, London, 1938.)

Descriptive line

Edward Lear. The Yealm from Wembury Wood.
One of 51 assorted drawings made between 1837 and 1847.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1939, published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, London, 1950


Pencil; Kaolinite




Drawings; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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