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Further Announcements

I don’t remember whether I already mentioned the exhibition currently at the Scottish National Gallery, Edward Lear in Greece, featuring pictures from the collection of Steven Runciman. The Gallery will also offer a free lecture on “Edward Lear: Painter of … Continue reading

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Desperate Remedies: A Punch Limerick

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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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George Carlson’s Old Person of Ware

  George Carlson, from Puzzle-Fun Comics, no. 1, Spring 1946. On Carlson see the long two-part essay by Paul Tumey: part 1, part 2.

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More Essays and Announcements

I have now updated the Studies on Edward Lear page with several articles mentioned in this post, and a new one: Woddis, Anna. “’More or Less a Sorrow’: Some Observations on the Work of Edward Lear.” Pictures at an Exhibition (Psychology … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Cephalonia Near Asso

  Edward Lear, Cephalonia Near Asso 9 May 1862, numbered 145c. 24.5 x 17.5 cm. The figure sitting under the rock might well be Lear himself, on that day he wrote in his diary that he was feeling very tired. … Continue reading

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A New Collection, with a Never-before-Seen Portrait of Edward Lear

On the 1st August 2010 Vivien Noakes received an email telling her of some pictures owned by descendants of Sarah Street, née Lear. A further email yielded a few details; but the onset of Dr. Noakes’s final illness aborted the … Continue reading

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Something to Read

The holidays are over, but if you are still looking for some good Edward Lear reading here is a list of relatively new items: John Varriano has a long article in the Christmas 2013 issue of Treasures of Malta on “Edward … Continue reading

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Gustave Verbeek’s Cruel Tales and the Nonsense Tradition

[I wrote this short article for The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek: The Complete Sunday Comics 1903-1905, edited by Peter Maresca, foreword by Martin Gardner. Palo Alto, CA: Sunday Press Books, 2009, where it appeared under the title "Verbeek's Loony Lyrics … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Mdina (1866)

  Edward Lear, Mdina or Citta Vecchia, Malta. Inscribed, dated and numbered ‘Citta Vecchia./Malta/January 28. 1866./ 11-12 AM./ (34)’ (lower right) and variously inscribed with colour notes. Pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour on buff paper 13 x 20½ … Continue reading

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