Edwin Earp (1851-1945) is believed to be the eldest son of Henry Earp Senior, the head of a large family of British artists. He was perhaps the most prolific of the family, and painted across the British Isles and in Europe, with paintings in Scandinavia and Germany just two of the areas recorded. He favoured landscapes and, most especially, mountainous scenes in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District. His paintings would have found a ready market and are equally popular today. He is also believed to have painted under the pseudonym L Lewis, probably as a result of being contracted to an art dealer or, more likely, a publishing house.
Many of the works presented below have matching pairs, and are particularly fetching when hung together. His captivating style and highly aesthetic pastel palette is characteristic of the later 19th Century Romanticism, from which his style developed.