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Gerace Celebrates Edward Lear

I found this article only a few days ago: it reports that Gerace, a small town in Calabria, put up a plaque last June to celebrate Edward Lear’s two visits to the town. Here is a photograph: The plaque reads: … Continue reading

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More Edward Lear Manuscripts from Houghton

Houghton Library is proceeding with the digitization of their Edward Lear manuscript holdings, and a few days ago a new resource was made available: Edward Lear Landscape Drawings, 1838-1884. The document contains over 3,500 links to good-resolution scans of Lear’s … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Greek Journals

The journals Edward Lear kept before 1858 are lost. Though we know that in 1885 he still had “60 volumes of Diaries” (letter to Fortescue, 30 April 1885, Selected Letters, p. 269), these were destroyed or distributed among Lear’s friends by … Continue reading

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A New Edward Lear Exhibition

I have not even finished posting material from the bicentenary year (see below) and a new exhibition opens: Edward Lear and his Contemporaries will be open from 21 January to 15 February 2013 at the World Land Trust Gallery, Blyth House, … Continue reading

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Parrots, Music, and More

Robert Peck has kindly obtained permission to upload his article on Edward Lear’s ornithological illustrations from the latest issue of Landscope (vol. 28 no. 2, summer 2012-13): A Passion for Parrots (pdf file, 1.19MB). A great Christmas present for all … Continue reading

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A Passion for Parrots

Robert McCracken Peck has another gorgeously illustrated article in Landscope (vol. 28, no. 2, summer 2012-13, pp. 11-17), the quarterly journal of Western Australia’s Department of Environment and Conservation: A Passion for Parrots: Edward Lear Down Under. Unfortunately the magazine … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Southern Italy Landscapes

At long last, someone has remembered to celebrate Edward Lear in Italy: prof. Salvatore Di Fazio, who teaches Rural Architecture and Landscape at the University of Reggio Calabria, will give an open lecture on “Il paesaggio di Edward Lear in … Continue reading

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Something to Read

I do not have much time for posting at the moment, but here are a few recent items that might be of interest: Peter Byrne has an interesting article on “Edward Lear of the Disappearing Nose” at Swans.com A short … Continue reading

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The Nonsense Songs of Edward Lear – A Song-Cycle

I am terribly late announcing this, but I hope many of will be able to attend. The Nonsense Songs Of Edward Lear – A Song-Cycle By David Lawrence The first performance of this work, composed to mark the 200th anniversary … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Bicentenary Events

I have today updated the events section of the Edward Lear 1812-2012 Facebook page and find there are still a lot of celebrations and lectures for those who have missed the previous ones. I had my dose a couple of … Continue reading

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